Sufflamen chrysopterum (Bloch & Schneider 1801),

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: 325

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C7390B16-569F-46A2-A823-0018E1934873

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/1577035E-8140-FEE3-EDFC-C8141C310976

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Sufflamen chrysopterum (Bloch & Schneider 1801)
status

 

Sufflamen chrysopterum (Bloch & Schneider 1801)  —Flagtail triggerfish, halfmoon triggerfish

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Hanover as Balistes niger  by Günther (1910: 439). A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District, 6 m depth, by Dean Tully on 22 June 2013.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: East and South Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Samoa, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Lord Howe Island. Found in coastal to seaward coral and rocky reefs, from silty lagoons to pristine outer reef walls, 1–30 m depth. Marine.