Ostracion cubicus 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: 330

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Ostracion cubicus Linnaeus 1758


Ostracion cubicus Linnaeus 1758  —Yellow boxfish

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from St. Mathias by Duncker & Mohr (1929: 77), based on ZMH 11791View Materials. Specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2, 4.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Tuamotu Archipelago, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to northern New Zealand, Lord Howe and Rapa islands, straying to Hawaiian Islands. Found in lagoon and semisheltered seaward reefs; juveniles often among Acropora  corals, 0–280 m depth. Marine.