Thalassoma lunare (Linnaeus 1758)

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

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Thalassoma lunare (Linnaeus 1758)
status

 

Thalassoma lunare (Linnaeus 1758)  —Moon wrasse

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed on 3 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in Kavieng District; others at St. KVG 17 on the Bismarck Sea side of northern Kavieng District by Serge Andréfouët on 18 Aug. 2014  , and at St. KVG25 (off southeastern New Hanover) by Serge Andréfouët on 22 Aug. 2014  .

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa east to Caroline and Line islands and Tonga, north to southern Japan, south to northern New Zealand. Found in coastal and seaward coral reefs, 0–20 m depth. Marine.