Malacanthidae

Fricke, Ronald, Allen, Gerald R., Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Hamel, Mélanie A., Laboute, Pierre, Mana, Ralph, Hui, Tan Heok & Uyeno, Daisuke, 2014, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of Madang District, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 820 new records, Zootaxa 3832 (1), pp. 1-247 : 80-81

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3832.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:BAB612A4-03DB-4958-BEB1-92DE278FBB90

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6129590

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/6A5BAE7A-DA58-FFDC-3AAA-FB069883FE25

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Plazi

scientific name

Malacanthidae
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Malacanthidae

Hoplolatilus fronticinctus (Günther, 1887) —Pastel tilefish

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on AMS material ( AMS I. 19715 -013). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. South Africa east to Solomon Islands. Usually in pairs, hovering above sand bottom of steep seaward reef slopes, 40– 70 m. Marine.

Hoplolatilus marcosi Burgess, 1978 —Redback tilefish

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen photographed by D. Uyeno on 11 Dec. 2012; another photographed by A. Berberian.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Eastern Indonesia east to Philippines and Tonga, south to Papua New Guinea. Usually in pairs, hovering above sand bottom of steep seaward reef slopes, 18– 80 m. Marine.

Hoplolatilus purpureus Burgess, 1978 —Purple tilefish

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen photographed by A. Berberian. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Eastern Indonesia east to Philippines and Solomon Islands. Usually in pairs, hovering above sand bottom of steep seaward reef slopes, 18– 80 m. Marine.

Hoplolatilus starcki Randall & Dooley, 1974 —Bluehead tilefish

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens photographed at St. CTR 13; another photographed by A. Berberian.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Eastern Indonesia east to Caroline and Tuamotu islands, north to Philippines, south to Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Usually in pairs, hovering above sand bottom of steep seaward reef slopes, 9– 105 m. Marine.

Malacanthus latovittatus (Lacepède [ex Commerson ], 1801) —Blue tilefish

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Kailola (1975: 114). Specimens photographed at St. CTR 0 6, CTR 13. KFRS material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea and East Africa east to Hawaiian Islands, Samoa and Tonga, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, New South Wales ( Australia) at 32 ° 26 'S, and New Caledonia. Solitary or in pairs, on soft bottoms adjacent to coral reefs on seaward reef slopes, 5– 60 m. Marine.

KFRS

Kanudi Fisheries Research Station