Acanthurus lineatus (Linnaeus 1758),

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 lineatus (Linnaeus 1758)


Acanthurus lineatus (Linnaeus 1758)  —Lined surgeonfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed on 3 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in Kavieng District (see Teitelbaum et al. 2013: 15); others photographed at St. KVG18b (south side of Bauddisson Island, Kavieng District ) by Serge Andréfouët on 18 Aug. 2014; specimens observed at Kavieng fish market by Barry C. Russell on 7 and 21 June 2014; a video of a specimen taken off southern New Hanover at 4–51 m depth, St. KR 110, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: East and South Africa, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Hawaiian, Marquesas and Tuamotu islands, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to southern Great Barrier Reef ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Found in clear coral reefs, usually found on reef flats and along upper seaward slopes, 0–25 m depth. Marine.