Gnatholepis anjerensis (Bleeker 1851),

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 anjerensis (Bleeker 1851)


Gnatholepis anjerensis (Bleeker 1851)  —Eyebar goby

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a video of a specimen taken east of Nago Island, Kavieng District, at 2–9 m depth, St. KR 28, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell); a specimen observed at Balang Island , New Hanover , 0–18 m depth, St. T 21, on 6 Nov. 2006, by Gerald R. Allen.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Hawaiian Islands, Marquesas Islands and Tuamotu Archipelago, north to southern Japan, south to Rowley Shoals (Western Australia), New Caledonia, Lord Howe Island and Rapa. Found on sand bottom in lagoon and seaward reefs, 1–46 m depth. Transitional water, marine.