Acanthaphritis barbata (Okamura & Kishida 1963),

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: 250

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Acanthaphritis barbata (Okamura & Kishida 1963)


Acanthaphritis barbata (Okamura & Kishida 1963)  —Barbel duckbill

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on NTUM 11301 (1 specimen, 62.7 mm SL, St. CP 4489-7, northwest of New Hanover ).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1.—General distribution: Philippines to Papua New Guinea, north to southern Japan, south to northern Western Australia. Found on soft bottoms of the continental slope, 175–480 m depth. Marine.

Remarks. Another specimen was collected northeast of Normanby Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, NTUM 12272 (1 specimen, 54.7 mm SL, St. DW 4315-10, 09°50’S 151°31’E, 480–510 m depth, R/V Alis, 3 May 2014).