Sardinella melanura (Cuvier 1829),

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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Sardinella melanura (Cuvier 1829)


Sardinella melanura (Cuvier 1829)  — Blacktip sardinella

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Kavieng, New Ireland by Kailola (1975: 28), based on KFRS material.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to northern Gilbert Islands ( Kiribati), Samoa and Tonga, north to southern Japan, south to Dampier Archipelago (Western Australia), Queensland ( Australia) south to 23°03'S and New Caledonia. Schooling in coastal waters, including, estuaries, 0–50 m depth. Transitional water and marine.