Exyrias belissimus (Smith 1959),

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: 283-284

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Exyrias belissimus (Smith 1959)


Exyrias belissimus (Smith 1959)  —Beautiful goby ( Fig. 140View FIGURE 140)

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District, 4 m depth, by Dean Tully on 17 Sept. 2012; a video of a specimen taken at Anelaua Island , off eastern New Hanover , at 3–16 m depth, St. KR 98, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: East Africa east to Caroline Islands and Samoa, north to Yaeyama Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found in silty coastal and lagoon reefs, 0–30 m depth. Marine.