Platax boersii Bleeker 1853,

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 boersii Bleeker 1853


Platax boersii Bleeker 1853  —Golden batfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District by Dietmar Amon on 8 Sept. 2010 and at 25 m depth by Dean Tully on 22 Sept. 2012  .

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: East Africa east to Palau, north to southern Japan, south to New Guinea; waifs reaching Hawaiian Islands. Solitary in coastal coral reefs and on seaward reef slopes, 3–30 m depth. Marine.