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Fistularia commersonii Rüppell, 1838  —Red cornetfish, serrate flutemouth

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang; previously reported as Fistularia villosa  (non Klunzinger, 1871) by Duncker & Mohr (1925: 4) and Herre (1933: 12). Specimens photographed at St. CTR 0 7, and by P. Laboute on 4 Dec. 2012. AMS and SU material ( AMS I. 16746 -002, I. 16748 -002, I. 19695 -010; SU 28232). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea, East and South Africa east to Panama, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to northern New Zealand; also southeastern Atlantic Ocean. Found above soft bottoms adjacent to coral and rocky reefs, at depths of 1– 128 m. Marine.