Saurida gracilis (Quoy & Gaimard 1824),

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: 63

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Saurida gracilis (Quoy & Gaimard 1824)


Saurida gracilis (Quoy & Gaimard 1824)  — Gracile lizardfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a video of a specimen taken in Albatross Passage, southwestern Kavieng District at 3–13 m depth, St. KD83, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Hawaiian Islands and Pitcairn Group, north to Ryukyu Islands and Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia and New Caledonia. Found solitary on sand or silt bottoms near protected reefs, 1–135 m depth. Marine.