Petroscirtes xestus, Jordan & Seale, 1906

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: 260

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Petroscirtes xestus


Petroscirtes xestus  Jordan & Seale 1906—Smooth fangblenny

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 26 Aug. 2008 and 24 May 2009; another specimen photographed at St. KVG19 (Bagail Bay, Kavieng District) by Serge Andréfouët on 19 Aug. 2014  .

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: East Africa east to Micronesia, Line Islands and Samoa, north to Philippines, south to northern Australia. Found on sand or in seagrass habitats, 1–5 m depth. Marine.