Symphorus nematophorus (Bleeker 1860),

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: 158

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Symphorus nematophorus (Bleeker 1860)


Symphorus nematophorus (Bleeker 1860)  —Chinamanfish

Status at New Ireland. First recorded Tigak Islands , Kavieng , New Ireland by Wright & Richards (1985: 73). Specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005, and by Barry C. Russell during 7–28 June 2014; a video of a specimen taken on east side of Tsoileunung Island, southeast of New Hanover, at 6–21 m depth, St. KR 124, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Indonesia east to Philippines and Vanuatu, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Solitary or in groups, in coastal coral reefs, 5–100 m depth. Marine.