Scolecenchelys macroptera (Bleeker 1857),

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: 54

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Scolecenchelys macroptera (Bleeker 1857)


Scolecenchelys macroptera (Bleeker 1857)  — Narrow worm eel

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from St. Mathias as Muraenichthys macropterus  by Duncker & Mohr (1929: 81), based on ZMH 15549View Materials.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 4.—General distribution: East Africa east to Marshall and Society islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia. Sand bottom near reefs, 1–20 m depth. Marine.