Acanthurus nigrofuscus (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775),

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: 301

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Acanthurus nigrofuscus (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)


Acanthurus nigrofuscus (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)  —Brown surgeonfish, dusky surgeonfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District, 5 m depth, by Dean Tully on 18 Sept. 2012; a video of a specimen taken at Martha's Shoal, east of New Hanover , St. KR 154, at 6–20 m depth, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Hawaiian and Tuamotu islands, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Lord Howe and Norfolk islands and Rapa. Found on hard substrates of shallow lagoon and seaward coral and rocky reefs, 0–25 m depth. Marine.