Bothus pantherinus (Rüppell 1830),

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: 315

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Bothus pantherinus (Rüppell 1830)


Bothus pantherinus (Rüppell 1830)  —Panther flounder, leopard flounder

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Kavieng, New Ireland by Duncker & Mohr (1929: 80), based on ZMH 14961View Materials. NTUM 11454 (1 specimen, St. KD83, 27 June 2014)  .

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa, Madagascar Mascarenes east to Hawaiian, Marquesas and Society islands, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Lord Howe and Norfolk islands. Found on sand bottoms near coral reefs, 1–100 m depth. Marine.