Hemiramphus far (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775),

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: 78-79

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Hemiramphus far (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)


Hemiramphus far (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)  —Black-barred halfbeak

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from southern New Ireland by Parin et al. (1980: 130). Specimens observed at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005 by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey, and by Barry C. Russell on 14 June 2014  . A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 28 June 2009  .

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2, 3.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Philippines, Samoa and Tonga, north to Izu Peninsula (southern Japan), south to Western Australia, New South Wales ( Australia); immigrated into Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal. Occurring in schools in coastal waters; spawns in estuaries, 0–6 m depth. Transitional water and marine.