Siganus argenteus (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: 297

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Siganus argenteus (Quoy & Gaimard 1825)


Siganus argenteus (Quoy & Gaimard 1825)  —Forktail rabbitfish, silver rabbitfish

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Ysabel Passage , New Hanover by Kailola (1975: 232). Specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005, and by Barry C. Russell during 7–28 June 2014. KFRS material.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Wake Atoll and Pitcairn, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to northern Australia, New Caledonia and Rapa. Found on coastal and inner reef slopes and lagoons, 0–40 m depth. Marine.