Sufflamen bursa (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

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Sufflamen bursa (Bloch & Schneider 1801)


Sufflamen bursa (Bloch & Schneider 1801)  —Scythe triggerfish, boomerang triggerfish ( Fig. 165View FIGURE 165)

Status at New Ireland. New record based on specimens photographed on 1–2 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in Kavieng District; a specimen photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 23 July 2006; a video of a specimen taken off southern New Hanover at 3–47 m depth, St. KR 106, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: East and South Africa, Seychelles and Mascarenes east to Wake Atoll and Pitcairn Group, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to northern Australia, New Caledonia and Rapa. Found in clear inner and outer coral and rocky reef habitats from exposed algae reef flats to deep along drop-offs, 3–90 m depth. Marine.