Istigobius ornatus (Rüppell 1830),

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 ornatus (Rüppell 1830)


Istigobius ornatus (Rüppell 1830)  —Ornate sandgoby

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a video of a specimen taken at Kawauiliaka Island, off northeastern New Hanover, at 3–12 m depth, St. KR132, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa east to Society and Marquesas Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands and Ogasawara Islands, south to Queensland ( Australia), New Caledonia and Tonga. Found among mangroves and in protected bays, 0–2 m depth. Transitional water, marine.