Tylosurus crocodilus (Péron & Lesueur 1821),

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: 80

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Tylosurus crocodilus (Péron & Lesueur 1821)


Tylosurus crocodilus (Péron & Lesueur 1821)  — Hound needlefish

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Hanover, as Tylosurus indica  by Munro (1958: 134); reported from southern New Ireland by Parin (1967: 64). A specimen photographed in Kavieng region on 3 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey. Collected at Kavieng fish market by Barry C. Russell on 7, 14 and 28 June 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2, 3.—General distribution: Circumglobal in tropical and warm temperate seas, except eastern Pacific, 0–3 m depth. Transitional water and marine.