Pristiapogon exostigma

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: 137-138

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4588.1.1

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scientific name

Pristiapogon exostigma
status

 

Pristiapogon exostigma  ( Jordan & Starks 1906)—Narrow-stripe cardinalfish

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland by Allen & Erdmann (2012: 406). A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District, 4 m depth, by Dean Tully on 10 July 2011.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Red Sea to Oman; Comores; Cocos-Keeling and Christmas islands (eastern Indian Ocean) east to Line and Pitcairn islands, north to Taiwan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Solitary or in small groups, during the day often at base of coral bommies or under ledges, in lagoon and seaward coral reefs, 1–40 m depth. Marine.

Pristiapogon fraenatus (Valenciennes 1832)  —Spurcheek cardinalfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a video of a specimen taken off Nusa Island, Kavieng District, 2–18 m depth, St. KR 32, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell); a video of a specimen taken at Nubilus Island , off eastern New Hanover , 3–25 m depth, St. KR 90, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Line and Gambier islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Western Australia, New South Wales ( Australia), New Caledonia and Austral Islands. Found solitary or in groups, in lagoon and seaward coral reefs, 2–25 m depth. Marine.