Arothron mappa ( Lesson 1831 ),

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: 332

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Arothron mappa ( Lesson 1831 )


Arothron mappa ( Lesson 1831)  —Map puffer ( Fig. 175View FIGURE 175)

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 11 June 2009, and at 4 m depth by Dean Tully on 15 Sept. 2012  .

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: East and South Africa and western Mascarenes east to Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to southern Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Found in clear lagoon and sheltered seaward reefs; adults usually along deep drop-offs, 1–30 m depth. Marine.