Acanthurus thompsoni (Fowler 1923),

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

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4588.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C7390B16-569F-46A2-A823-0018E1934873

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/1577035E-8129-FE8A-EDFC-CC0D1A030D44

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Acanthurus thompsoni (Fowler 1923)
status

 

Acanthurus thompsoni (Fowler 1923)  —Thompson's surgeonfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens photographed at St. KVG18 (south side of Bauddisson Island, Kavieng District) by Serge Andréfouët on 18 Aug. 2014; others photographed at St. KVG28 (southeast of New Hanover) by Serge Andréfouët on 24 Aug. 2014  .

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: East Africa, South Africa, Mozambique Channel, Seychelles and western Mascarenes east to Hawaiian Islands, Marquesas Islands and Ducie ( Pitcairn Group), north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Australia, New Caledonia and Rapa. Found on seaward coral reef slopes and drop-offs, 4–75 m depth. Marine.