Rudarius excelsus Hutchins 1977,

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: 329

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Rudarius excelsus Hutchins 1977


Rudarius excelsus Hutchins 1977  —Diamond filefish ( Fig. 169View FIGURE 169)

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 19 Feb. 2010.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Papua New Guinea to Queensland ( Australia); Malaysia (Sabah) to Ryukyu Islands. Solitary or in small groups, among seagrass near reefs, 8–25 m depth. Marine.