Acanthurus blochii Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1835,

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: 299

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Acanthurus blochii Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1835
status

 

Acanthurus blochii Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1835  —Ringtail surgeonfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a video of a specimen taken near Nusa Island, Kavieng District at 5–23 m depth, St. KR 8, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell); another taken at Martha's Shoal, off eastern New Hanover , at 7–41 m depth, St. KR 122, in 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: East and South Africa, Aldabra, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Hawaiian Islands and Society Islands, north to southern Japan, Ryukyu Islands and Ogasawara Islands, south to Lord Howe Island and New Caledonia. Found in lagoon and seaward reefs, 2–15 m depth. Marine.