Acanthurus maculiceps ( Ahl 1923 ),

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: 300

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Acanthurus maculiceps ( Ahl 1923 )


Acanthurus maculiceps ( Ahl 1923)  —Freckled surgeonfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens observed at Kavieng fish market by Barry C. Russell on 7 and 28 June 2014; a video of a specimen taken in Senta Pass, east of New Hanover at 5–12 m depth, St. KR 114, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Maldives east to Line Islands and Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland ( Australia). Found in seaward coral reefs, 1–30 m depth. Marine.