Nemateleotris decora Randall & Allen 1973,

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: 293

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Nemateleotris decora Randall & Allen 1973


Nemateleotris decora Randall & Allen 1973  —Elegant dartfish ( Fig. 143View FIGURE 143)

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens photographed on 3 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in Kavieng District (see Teitelbaum et al. 2013: 15). Specimens photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 9 Aug. 2009 and 1 Jan. 2010; a video of a specimen taken at Tungelo Island , off southeastern New Hanover , at 3–46 m depth, St. KR 104, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell). WAM material (WAM P.28186-006, 2 specimens, Kavieng).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea and Mauritius east to Marshall Islands and Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland ( Australia). Found in burrows on sand-rubble patches of slopes, 28–68 m depth. Marine.