Thalassoma nigrofasciatum Randall 2003,

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: 239

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Thalassoma nigrofasciatum Randall 2003


Thalassoma nigrofasciatum Randall 2003  —Blackbar wrasse

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed on 5 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in Kavieng District, and another at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District at 16 m depth by Dean Tully on 7 July 2011; a video of a specimen taken at Anelaua Island , off eastern New Hanover , at 3–16 m depth, St. KR 98, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Queensland ( Australia) and eastern New Guinea east to Fiji and Niue, south to Kermadec Islands. Found in groups in coastal, lagoon and seaward coral reefs, 0–10 m depth. Marine.