Ctenochaetus striatus (Quoy & Gaimard 1825),

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: 303

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Ctenochaetus striatus (Quoy & Gaimard 1825)


Ctenochaetus striatus (Quoy & Gaimard 1825)  —Striated bristletooth

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland as Acanthurus ctenodon  by Peters (1877: 835). Photographed in Kavieng region on 1 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey ; specimens observed at Kavieng fish market by Barry C. Russell during 7–28 June 2014; a video of a specimen taken at Nubilus Island, off eastern New Hanover, 3–25 m depth, St. KR 90, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Tuamotu Archipelago, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to southern Great Barrier Reef ( Australia), New Caledonia and Rapa. Found on reef flats and in lagoon and seaward reefs, over coral, rock, pavement, or rubble substrates, 0–30 m depth. Marine.