Uranoscopus oligolepis Bleeker 1878,

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

publication ID


publication LSID


persistent identifier


treatment provided by


scientific name

Uranoscopus oligolepis Bleeker 1878


Uranoscopus oligolepis Bleeker 1878  —Drab nakednake stargazer

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on NTUM 11224 (2 specimens, 35.3–39.8 mm SL, St. CP 4457-09-10, northeast of Bangatang Island), NTUM 11276 (1 specimen, 32.3 mm SL, St. DW 4474-8, southeast of Bauddisson Island ), and NTUM 11320 (1 specimen, 38.4 mm SL, St. CP 4490-21, off northwest side of New Hanover).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Saya de Malha Bank (western Indian Ocean) east to Papua New Guinea, north to Taiwan, south to New Caledonia. Sand and rubble bottoms, 50–150 m depth. Marine.