Lactoria cornuta (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: 329

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Lactoria cornuta (Linnaeus 1758)


Lactoria cornuta (Linnaeus 1758)  —Longhorn cowfish ( Fig. 170View FIGURE 170)

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland as Ostracion cornutus  by De Vis (1884: 457). A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island , Kavieng District, 10 m depth, by Dean Tully on 19 Sept. 2012.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Marquesas Islands and Tuamotu Archipelago, north to South Korea, central Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Australia, New Caledonia and Lord Howe Island. Found in on mud or sand habitats in lagoon and semi-sheltered seaward reefs, including seagrass beds, entering estuaries, 1–100 m depth. Transitional water and marine.