Istigobius nigroocellatus (Günther 1873),

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: 286

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Istigobius nigroocellatus (Günther 1873)


Istigobius nigroocellatus (Günther 1873)  —Black-spotted sandgoby

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); another taken at Pochol Island , east of New Hanover , at 6–7 m depth, St. KD 62, in 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Indonesia east to Philippines and Solomon Islands, south to Queensland ( Australia). Found in turbid coastal reefs, 2–10 m depth. Marine.