Ostorhinchus apogonoides (Bleeker 1856),

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: 133

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Ostorhinchus apogonoides (Bleeker 1856)


Ostorhinchus apogonoides (Bleeker 1856)  —Goldbelly cardinalfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen in a video of a specimen taken at Alexander Passage, off southeastern New Hanover, at 5–14 m depth, St. KR 96, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell); a specimen observed at Bauddisson Island , Kavieng District , 1–19 m depth, St. T 5, on 31 Oct. 2006, by Gerald R. Allen.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Philippines and Marquesas Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Queensland ( Australia) and Loyalty Islands. Found in coastal reefs and on seaward reef slopes, 3– 50 m depth. Marine.