Mahidolia mystacina (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: 287

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Mahidolia mystacina (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837 )


Mahidolia mystacina (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837)  —Flagfin prawn goby

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a video of a specimen taken in Albatross Passage, southwestern Kavieng District, at 3–13 m depth, St. KD 83, 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: East Africa east to Micronesia, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found in silty coastal bays, associated with alphaeid prawns, 1–20 m depth. Transitional water, marine.