Siganus fuscescens (Houttuyn 1782),

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: 297

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Siganus fuscescens (Houttuyn 1782)


Siganus fuscescens (Houttuyn 1782)  —Mottled spinefoot

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005; a specimen observed at Balang Island , New Hanover , 0–18 m depth, St. T 21, on 6 Nov. 2006, by Gerald R. Allen.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Indonesia east to Pohnpei ( Federated States of Micronesia) and Solomon Islands, north to southern Japan and Korea, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found in algae and seagrass flats in lagoons and near coastal reefs, 2–50 m depth. Marine.