Gnatholepis cauerensis (Bleeker 1853),

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: 285

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Gnatholepis cauerensis (Bleeker 1853)


Gnatholepis cauerensis (Bleeker 1853)  —Shoulderspot goby

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on NTUM 11472 (1 specimen, 14.0 mm SL, St. KS 47, west side of Tsoilaunung Island, Kavieng District   GoogleMaps, 02°32.785’S 150°30.827’E, 6 m depth, 18 June 2014).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: South and East Africa, Comores and Mascarenes east to Wake, Marshall, Line and Gambier islands, north to Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia, Lord Howe Island and Tonga. Found in sheltered sandy areas from reef flats and lagoons to seaward coral reefs; over sandy bottoms near pieces of rubble, rock, or coral, 0–30 m depth. Marine.