Pentapodus aureofasciatus Russell 2001,

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 aureofasciatus Russell 2001


Pentapodus aureofasciatus Russell 2001  —Yellow-striped whiptail

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a video of a specimen from off Kulinus Island, Kavieng District, 10–11 m depth, St. KR 62, 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. WAM material (WAM P.28161-007, 1 specimen, Kavieng).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Brunei and Malaysia east to Caroline Islands, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Samoa, north to Philippines and Taiwan, south to Queensland ( Australia). Found on coral rubble near coral reefs, 5–35 m depth. Marine.