Spratelloides gracilis (Temminck & Schlegel 1846),

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 gracilis (Temminck & Schlegel 1846)


Spratelloides gracilis (Temminck & Schlegel 1846)  — Silver-stripe round herring

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Hanover by Dalzell (1985: 230); specimens observed north of Nusalomon Island , Kavieng District, 1–24 m depth, St. T 1, on 30 Oct. 2006, by Gerald R. Allen; also at Balang Island, New Hanover, 1–18 m depth, St. T 21, 7 Nov. 2006, by Gerald R. Allen.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa east to Samoa and Tuamotu Archipelago, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia and Queensland ( Australia). Pelagic, schooling in inshore waters near reefs, 0–40 m depth. Marine.