Pteropsaron levitoni Iwamoto 2014,

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: 253

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Pteropsaron levitoni Iwamoto 2014


Pteropsaron levitoni Iwamoto 2014  —Leviton’s duckbill

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on NTUM 11061 (1 female, 50.7 mm SL, St. DW 4414-1, northeast of Bangatang), NTUM 11214 (1 female, 53.4 mm SL, St. DW 4456-16, northeast of Bangatang), NTUM 11235 (1 female, 52.0 mm SL, St. CP 4457-26, northeast of Bangatang Island ), NTUM 11330 (1 male, 38.5 mm SL, St. CP 4492-8, off northwest coast of New Hanover), and NTUM 11290 (1 male, 34.1 mm SL, St. DW 4487-7, off northwest coast of New Hanover).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Philippines to Papua New Guinea (Morobe, New Britain). Found on soft bottoms of the continental slope, 60–280 m depth. Marine.

Remarks. This species was recently recorded from Morobe and New Britain, Papua New Guinea by Fricke (2015: 4).