Trichonotus setiger Bloch &Schneider 1801,

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 250

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Trichonotus setiger Bloch &Schneider 1801


Trichonotus setiger Bloch &Schneider 1801  —Spotted sand-diver

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on NTUM 11194 (1 specimen, 59.1 mm SL, St. CP 4455-21, northeast of Bauddisson Island). A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District by Dietmar Amon on 10 May 2009.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Indonesia east to Philippines and New Guinea, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Sand and rubble bottoms, 1–60 m depth. Marine.

Remarks. The species was previously known from depths of 1–20 m; the present specimen represents a new depth record for the species, which occurs down to at least 60 m depth.