Neoniphon argenteus (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831 ),

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: 83

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Neoniphon argenteus (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831 )


Neoniphon argenteus (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831)  —Clearfin squirrelfish

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland as Holocentrum laeve  by Peters (1877: 835). A specimen photographed in Kavieng region on 3 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2, 3.—General distribution: East Africa east to Marshall and Society islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northwestern Australia and New Caledonia. Found among branching corals in coral-rich areas of reef flats, lagoon and seaward reefs, 0–20 m depth. Marine.