Microphis brachyurus (Bleeker 1854),

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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Microphis brachyurus (Bleeker 1854)


Microphis brachyurus (Bleeker 1854)  —Short-tailed pipefish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on by NTUM 11415 (1 specimen, 180.3 mm SL, St. KM12, Tome Village, Kavieng District , 2°42.105’S 150°52.847’E, freshwater/brackish transition, 5 June 2014)GoogleMaps  . WAM material.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Sri Lanka and India east to Society Islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia. Found in estuaries, rivers and streams, 0–5 m depth. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.