Tylosurus melanotus (Bleeker 1850),

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: 81

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Tylosurus melanotus (Bleeker 1850)


Tylosurus melanotus (Bleeker 1850)  —Keel-jawed needlefish

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from southern New Ireland by Parin (1967: 52).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 3.—General distribution: East Africa east to Revillagigedo, Clipperton and Cocos islands (eastern Pacific Ocean). Near the surface in coastal waters, estuaries and rivers, 0–1 m depth. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.