Cheilopogon nigricans (Bennett 1840),

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Cheilopogon nigricans (Bennett 1840)


Cheilopogon nigricans (Bennett 1840)  —Blacksail flyingfish

Status at New Ireland. New record of this taxon from New Ireland; previously misidentified from Cape Lambert- Kalili Harbour, New Ireland as Cypselurus exsiliens  (non Linnaeus, 1771) by Munro (1958: 137).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 3.—General distribution: Circumglobal in tropical and warm temperate seas. Epipelagic in oceanic waters, 0–10 m depth. Marine.