Thryssa baelama (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775),

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Thryssa baelama (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)


Thryssa baelama (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)  — Baelama anchovy, little priest

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Kavieng, New Ireland by Kailola 1975: 31). KFRS material.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East Africa and Mascarenes east to Caroline and Mariana islands, Samoa and Tonga, north to Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia, Queensland ( Australia) at 16°30'S, and New Caledonia. Pelagic in coastal waters near reefs, and in estuaries, 0–50 m depth. Transitional water and marine.