Spratelloides delicatulus (Bennett 1832),

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: 57

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Spratelloides delicatulus (Bennett 1832)


Spratelloides delicatulus (Bennett 1832)  — Blue sprat, delicate round herring

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from St. Mathias by Duncker & Mohr (1929: 83); reported from Kung Island, New Hanover by Munro (1958: 117). ZMH material.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 4.—General distribution: Red Sea, East Africa and KwaZulu-Natal ( South Africa) east to Marshall and Tuamotu islands, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia at 33°37'S, Tasmania ( Australia), and New Caledonia, recently immigrated into eastern Mediterranean Sea through Suez Canal. Forming large schools in coastal waters near coral reefs, 0–50 m depth. Transitional water and marine.