Pteragogus, Peters, 1855

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: 237

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Pteragogus  sp.—Western Pacific cryptic wrasse

Status at New Ireland. Record from New Ireland based on a video of a specimen taken in Albatross Passage, southwestern Kavieng District, at 3–13 m depth, St. KD83, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Indonesia east to Samoa, north to Philippines and Micronesia, south to Great Barrier Reef (Queensland, Australia) and New Caledonia. Found among branching hard corals, soft corals and seagrass, 2–67 m depth. Marine.