Siganus punctatissimus Fowler & Bean 1929,

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: 298

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Siganus punctatissimus Fowler & Bean 1929


Siganus punctatissimus Fowler & Bean 1929  —Fine-spotted rabbitfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005; specimens photographed at St. KVG 11 by Serge Andréfouët on 16 Aug. 2014; a video of a specimen taken at Tungelo Island , off southeastern New Hanover , at 3–46 m depth, St. KR 104, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Eastern Indonesia east to Palau and Solomon Islands, north to Taiwan and Yaeyama Islands, south to northern Australia. Usually in pairs, in coastal reefs, often near steep slopes, 3–30 m depth. Marine.