Zebrasoma velifer (Bloch 1797),

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: 306

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Zebrasoma velifer (Bloch 1797)


Zebrasoma velifer (Bloch 1797)  —Sailfin tang

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from West Harbour , New Hanover as Zebrasoma veliferum  by Kailola (1975: 231); specimens collected in Kavieng area in June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey (see Teitelbaum et al. 2013: 15, Z. veliferum  ). KFRS material. Two specimens photographed at Lissenung Island , Kavieng District, 4 m depth, by Dean Tully on 6 July 2011  .

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Hawaiian and Tuamotu islands, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to southern Great Barrier Reef ( Australia), Lord Howe Island and Rapa. Found in lagoon and seaward reefs from the lower surge zone; solitary juveniles found among rocks or coral of shallow protected, sometimes turbid reefs, 0–30 m depth. Marine.


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