Pomacentrus pavo (Bloch 1787),

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: 221

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Pomacentrus pavo (Bloch 1787)


Pomacentrus pavo (Bloch 1787)  —Blue damselfish

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Kavieng , New Ireland by Kailola (1975: 176). A specimen photographed in Kavieng region on 3 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey ; a video of a specimen taken at Alexander Passage, off southeastern New Hanover, at 5–14 m depth, St. KR 96, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell). KFRS and USNM material.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: East Africa east to Line, Society and Tuamotu islands, north to Taiwan, south to northern Australia, Lord Howe and Norfolk islands. Found in sheltered coastal and lagoon reefs, 1–16 m depth. Marine.