Arothron manilensis (Marion de Procé 1822),

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: 331-332

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Arothron manilensis (Marion de Procé 1822)


Arothron manilensis (Marion de Procé 1822)  —Striped puffer ( Fig. 174View FIGURE 174)

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland as Tetrodon immaculatus var. manillensis  by Peters (1877: 853). A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island , Kavieng District by Dietmar Amon on 15 June 2008, another at 4 m depth by Dean Tully on 26 June 2013  .

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Central Indonesia east to Marshall Islands and Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found in mangrove habitats, seagrass and on sand/silt bottoms, 0–22 m depth. Transitional water and marine.