Oplopomus oplopomus,

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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Oplopomus oplopomus


Oplopomus oplopomus  (Valenciennes [ex Ehrenberg] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837)—Spinecheek 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. KR28, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell); another taken at Kawauiliaka Island, off northeastern New Hanover, at 3–12 m depth, St. KR132, in 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa east to Marshall and Society islands, north to Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan, south to Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Found on fine sand bottom of sheltered coastal reefs, 1–20 m depth. Marine.