Balistoides conspicillum (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: 321

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Balistoides conspicillum (Bloch & Schneider 1801)


Balistoides conspicillum (Bloch & Schneider 1801)  —Clown triggerfish ( Fig. 161View FIGURE 161)

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland as Balistes conspicillum  by Lesson (1831: 112, poissons pl. 9, fig. 1). Specimens photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 17 Apr. 2007 and 6 Apr. 2008; a video of a specimen taken off Patio Island, southeast of New Hanover at 5–14 m depth, St. KR 96, 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 Samoa, north to southern Hokkaido ( Japan) and Ogasawara Islands, south to Lord Howe Island. Found in clear seaward coral and rocky reefs adjacent to steep dropoffs, 1–75 m depth. Marine.