Monodactylus argenteus (Linnaeus 1758),

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: 178

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Monodactylus argenteus (Linnaeus 1758)


Monodactylus argenteus (Linnaeus 1758)  —Silver mono ( Fig. 79View FIGURE 79)

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a school photographed by Serge Andréfouët off the southern tip of Bauddisson Island, Kavieng District , St. KVG15, on 17 Aug. 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: South and East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Caroline Islands ( Micronesia), Mariana Islands and Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia and to New Caledonia. Schooling in estuaries or freshwater streams, occasionally in coastal waters, 1–10 m depth. Freshwater, transitional water, marine.