Platax pinnatus (Linnaeus 1758),

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: 296

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Platax pinnatus (Linnaeus 1758)


Platax pinnatus (Linnaeus 1758)  —Longfin batfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens observed at Kavieng fish market by Barry C. Russell during 7–28 June 2014; a video of a specimen taken off Nubilus Island, off southeastern New Hanover , at 3–32 m depth, St. KR 88, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Indonesia east to Philippines and New Guinea, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Solitary in coastal coral reefs and on seaward reef slopes, 2–25 m depth. Marine.