Cosmocampus maxweberi (Whitley 1933),

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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Cosmocampus maxweberi (Whitley 1933)


Cosmocampus maxweberi (Whitley 1933)  —Weber's pipefish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on NTUM 11190 (CP4455-15), 1 specimen, 85.2 mm SL, northeast of Bauddisson Island .

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Red Sea east to Samoa, south to Queensland ( Australia). Found on coralline rock in coral reefs, 0–60 m depth. Marine.

Remarks. This specimen also documents a new depth record; adults of this species live to depths of at least 60 metres (previously known to depths of 36 metres).