Syngnathoides biaculeatus (Bloch 1785),

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: 96

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Syngnathoides biaculeatus (Bloch 1785)


Syngnathoides biaculeatus (Bloch 1785)  —Double-ended pipefish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on NTUM 11414 (1 specimen, 144.6 mm SL, St. KR 45, southwest Ungon Island, Kavieng District, 2°39.536’S 150°39.695’E, 1–3 m depth, 25 June 2014). Specimens photographed at Lissenung Island   GoogleMaps by Dietmar Amon on 13 June 2010.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa east to Marshall Islands and Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to New South Wales ( Australia) and New Caledonia. In seagrass beds or among algae, in sheltered coral reef lagoons, 1–10 m depth. Marine.