Fistularia commersonii Rüppell 1838,

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: 97-98

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Fistularia commersonii Rüppell 1838


Fistularia commersonii Rüppell 1838  —Cornetfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on NTUM 11407 (1 specimen, 110.0 mm SL, St. KR 30, Kavieng Harbour, Kavieng District, 2°35.472S 150°47.211’E, 6 m depth, 6 June 2014); previously misidentified from St. Mathias as Fistularia villosa  (non Klunzinger, 1871) by Duncker & Mohr (1925: 4), based on ZMH 11923View Materials; a video of a specimen taken at Martha's Shoal, east of New Hanover, at 7–41 m depth, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2, 4.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa east to Panama, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to northern New Zealand; also southeastern Atlantic Ocean. Found above soft bottoms adjacent to coral and rocky reefs, at depths of 1–128 m depth. Marine.