Doryrhamphus melanopleura (Bleeker 1858),

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: 93

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Doryrhamphus melanopleura (Bleeker 1858)


Doryrhamphus melanopleura (Bleeker 1858)  —Bluestripe pipefish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on NTUM 11408 (1 specimen, 26.8 mm SL, St. KB 52, east Anelaua Island, Kavieng District   GoogleMaps, 02°35.156’S 150°30.498’E, 3–4 m depth, 19 June 2014).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Indonesia east to Line and Tuamotu islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Found in coastal, lagoon and seaward reefs, 1–45 m depth. Marine.