Ophiocara porocephala (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837 ),

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: 268

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Ophiocara porocephala (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837 )


Ophiocara porocephala (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837)  —Flathead sleeper

Status at New Ireland. Originally described from New Ireland as Eleotris porocephala  by Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes (1837: 237), based on MNHN A.1574 (2 syntypes); reported as Eleotris ophiocephalus  by Günther (1877a: 185–186); subsequently recorded from Kavieng by Kailola (1975: 223). KFRS and WAM material.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: South and East Africa, Seychelles and Mascarenes east to Fiji, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found in brackish estuaries, river mouths and freshwater creeks, also in the lower courses of rivers, often upstream from the tidal zone, 0–5 m depth. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.