Ostorhinchus cyanosoma (Bleeker 1853),

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: 134

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Ostorhinchus cyanosoma (Bleeker 1853)


Ostorhinchus cyanosoma (Bleeker 1853)  —Yellow-striped cardinalfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District, 4 m depth, by Dean Tully on 22 June 2013; 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).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa east to Philippines and New Guinea, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Solitary, in pairs or aggregations around coral heads in sheltered coastal and lagoon reefs, occasionally in seagrass beds, 0–50 m depth. Marine.