Micrognathus pygmaeus Fritzsche 1981,

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: 95

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Micrognathus pygmaeus Fritzsche 1981


Micrognathus pygmaeus Fritzsche 1981  —Pygmy pipefish

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from islands off Kavieng , New Ireland by Dawson (1982: 672), based on USNM 217478View Materials. Specimens photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 17 May 2011.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: New Guinea and Solomon Islands east to Marshall and Society islands. Found in sheltered reefs and lagoons, on algae, sponges, and in caves and crevices, 1–10 m depth. Marine.