Eviota melasma Lachner & Karnella 1980,

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: 281

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Eviota melasma Lachner & Karnella 1980


Eviota melasma Lachner & Karnella 1980  —Headspot dwarfgoby

Status at New Ireland. Reported from islands off Kavieng, New Ireland in original description by Lachner & Karnella (1980: 27), based on USNM 217589View Materials (paratype)  . NTUM 11444 (1 specimen, St. KR174, 25 June 2014)  ; NTUM 11483 (1 specimen, St. KB28, 11 June 2014)  .

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: eastern Indonesia east to Marshall Islands and Fiji, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia. Found in coastal and seaward coral reef habitats, 1– 18 m depth. Marine.