Pholidichthys leucotaenia Bleeker 1856,

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: 254

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Pholidichthys leucotaenia Bleeker 1856


Pholidichthys leucotaenia Bleeker 1856  —Convict blenny

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a video of a specimen taken near Nusa Island, Kavieng District at 5–23 m depth, St. KR 8, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell); another taken at Nubilus Island , off eastern New Hanover , 3–25 m depth, St. KR 90, in 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Indonesia east to Philippines and Solomon Islands, south to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and New Caledonia. Found in coastal reefs and on seaward coral reef slopes, 3–30 m depth. Marine.