Ecsenius prooculis Chapman & Schultz 1952,

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: 257

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Ecsenius prooculis Chapman & Schultz 1952


Ecsenius prooculis Chapman & Schultz 1952  —Striped coral blenny ( Fig. 121View FIGURE 121)

Status at New Ireland. Reported from Nusa Island , Kavieng , New Ireland by Springer (1988: 111), based on USNM 217563View Materials (1). NTUM material. Specimens photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 20 Feb. 2010. A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island , Kavieng District, 5 m depth, by Dean Tully on 6 July 2011  ; others photographed at St. KVG25 (off southeastern New Hanover ) by Serge Andréfouët on 22 Aug. 2014  .

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Admirality Islands and New Britain ( Papua New Guinea) to New Georgia ( Solomon Islands). Found in sheltered lagoon reefs, 1–10 m depth. Marine.