Thalassoma hardwicke (Bennett 1830),

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 hardwicke (Bennett 1830)


Thalassoma hardwicke (Bennett 1830)  —Sixbar wrasse

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland as Julis dorsalis  by Peters (1877: 843); subsequently reported from Kavieng as Thalassoma schwanefeldi  by Kailola (1975: 192). KFRS material. Specimens photographed at St. KVG18 (south side of Bauddisson Island, Kavieng District) by Serge Andréfouët on 18 Aug. 2014, and at St. KVGPMT50 (southeast of New Hanover) by Serge Andréfouët on 24 Aug. 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: South and East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Wake and Tuamotu islands, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Lord Howe, Norfolk and Austral islands. Found in small groups on coral reefs, 0–15 m depth. Marine.