Acreichthys tomentosus (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: 326

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Acreichthys tomentosus (Linnaeus 1758)


Acreichthys tomentosus (Linnaeus 1758)  —Seagrass filefish ( Fig. 166View FIGURE 166)

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on NTUM 11420 (1 specimen, 13.1 mm SL, St. KD 16, north of Manne Island, Kavieng District, 02°42.068’S 150°39.433’E, 6–10 m depth, 11 June 2014). Specimens photographed at Lissenung Island   GoogleMaps by Dietmar Amon on 11 Oct. 2007, and at 2 m depth by Dean Tully on 7 July 2011  .

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Sri Lanka east to Philippines and New Guinea, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Solitary, among seagrass or in sheltered coral reefs, 0–15 m depth. Marine.