Elagatis bipinnulata (Quoy & Gaimard 1825),

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: 147

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Elagatis bipinnulata (Quoy & Gaimard 1825)


Elagatis bipinnulata (Quoy & Gaimard 1825)  —Rainbow runner

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Feni Island, New Ireland as Elagatis bipinnulatus  by Munro (1958: 179); subsequently reported as E. bipinnulatus  from Tigak Islands, Kavieng by Wright & Richards (1985: 73), and from Lihir Group, Namatamai District by Fry et al. (2006: 129). Specimens observed at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005 by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey, and by Barry C. Russell on 28 June 2014; a video of a specimen taken at Martha's Shoal, off eastern New Hanover, at 7–41 m depth, St. KR122, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2, 5.—General distribution: Circumglobal in tropical and warm temperate seas, in western Pacific Ocean north to southern Japan, south to northern New Zealand. Found near coral or rocky reefs, 0–150 m depth. Marine.