Rhabdamia gracilis (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: 138

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Rhabdamia gracilis (Bleeker 1856)


Rhabdamia gracilis (Bleeker 1856)  —Slender cardinalfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a video of a specimen taken in Senta Passage, southeast of New Hanover at 5–16 m depth, St. KR 118, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell), and another taken on the north coast of Kavieng District , at 6–24 m depth, St. KR 164.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: South and East Africa, Mozambique Channel, Mauritius (Mascarenes) east to Marshall Islands and Fiji, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Forming aggregations above corals and in caves, 2–15 m depth. Marine.