Aioliops megastigma Rennis & Hoese 1987,

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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Aioliops megastigma Rennis & Hoese 1987


Aioliops megastigma Rennis & Hoese 1987  —Shortfin minidartfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a video of a specimen taken off northern Kavieng District, at 6–22 m depth, St. KR 166, 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: Indonesia to Philippines and Papua New Guinea. Found near sheltered inshore and lagoon reefs, 2–10 m depth. Marine.