Myrichthys colubrinus (Boddaert 1781),

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: 53

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Myrichthys colubrinus (Boddaert 1781)


Myrichthys colubrinus (Boddaert 1781)  — Ringed snake eel, banded snake eel

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from St. Mathias as Ophichthys colubrinus  and O. c. var. fasciata  by Duncker & Mohr (1929: 81), based on ZMH 12015View Materials and ZMH 12019View Materials.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 4.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa (south to Delagoa Bay, Mozambique) east to Johnston and Tuamotu (but not Hawaiian) islands, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to Western Australia and New Caledonia. On sand patches of lagoon and seaward reefs, 0–30 m depth. Marine.