Ablabys macracanthus (Bleeker 1852),

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: 104

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Ablabys macracanthus (Bleeker 1852)


Ablabys macracanthus (Bleeker 1852)  —Spiny waspfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on two specimens photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District at 2 m depth by Dean Tully, 19 Sept. 2015.

Distribution and habitat. Maldives and Andaman Islands east to Philippines, south to New Guinea. Found in areas with sand, rubble and weed adjacent to coral reefs, 1–20 m depth. Marine.