Pentapodus caninus (Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830),

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: 166

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Pentapodus caninus (Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830)


Pentapodus caninus (Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830)  —Small-toothed whiptail

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a video of a specimen taken off Bauddisson Island, Kavieng District, at 2–35 m depth, St. KR 58, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell); another taken off Nubilus Island , off southeastern New Hanover , at 3–32 m depth, St. KR 88, in 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Indonesia east to Marshall Islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found in silty coastal reefs and deep lagoons, 2–35 m depth. Marine.