Ellochelon vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard 1825),

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: 76

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Ellochelon vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard 1825)


Ellochelon vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard 1825)  — Squaretail mullet, yellowtail mullet

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from St. Mathias, New Ireland as Mugil vaigiensis  by Duncker & Mohr (1926: 131), based on ZMH 14953View Materials; subsequently reported as Chelon vaigiensis  from Tigak Islands, Kavieng by Wright & Richards (1985: 73); record confirmed from Emirau Island by Kailola (1975: 179). Specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005. KFRS and ZMB material.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2, 4.—General distribution: East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Marshall, Gambier and Marquesas islands, north to southern Japan, south to Shark Bay (Western Australia), New South Wales ( Australia), New Caledonia and Rapa. Found in shallow coastal waters, entering lagoons, estuaries and rivers, 0–3 m depth. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.