Variola albimarginata Baissac 1953,

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: 126

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Variola albimarginata Baissac 1953


Variola albimarginata Baissac 1953  —Lyretail grouper

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland by Kailola (1987b: 233); subsequently reported from Lihir Group , Namatamai District , New Ireland by Fry et al. (2006: 130). Specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005, and by Barry C. Russell during 14–28 June 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2, 5.—General distribution: East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Marshall Islands, Samoa and Tonga, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Western Australia, Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Solitary in seaward coral and rocky reefs, 4–200 m depth. Marine.