Acanthurus xanthopterus Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1835,

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: 302

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Acanthurus xanthopterus Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1835


Acanthurus xanthopterus Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1835  —Yellowfin surgeonfish

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Tigak Islands, Kavieng, New Ireland by Wright & Richards (1985: 73), and from Lihir Group, Namatamai District by Fry et al. (2006: 129); specimens observed at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005 by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey, and by Barry C. Russell during 7–28 June 2014. A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District, 5 m depth, by Dean Tully on 6 July 2011; a video of a specimen taken at Kawauiliaka Island, off northeastern New Hanover, at 3–12 m depth, St. KR132, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2, 5.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Panama, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Found in various coral reef habitats, sand slopes and lagoons, 0–100 m depth. Marine.