Encheliophis gracilis (Bleeker 1856),

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: 70

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Encheliophis gracilis (Bleeker 1856)


Encheliophis gracilis (Bleeker 1856)  — Graceful pearlfish, slender pearlfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on NTUM 11421 (1 specimen, 135+ mm SL, St. KR 34, between Big Nusa and Little Nusa islands, off Kavieng, Kavieng District   GoogleMaps, 2°34.561’S 150°46.348’E, 10–22 m depth, 7 June 2014).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East Africa and KwaZulu-Natal ( South Africa) east to Line and Society islands, south to New Caledonia. Benthic, reef-associated, lives in holothurians, 1–62 m depth. Marine.