Ptereleotris microlepis (Bleeker 1856),

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: 295

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Ptereleotris microlepis (Bleeker 1856)


Ptereleotris microlepis (Bleeker 1856)  —Smallscale dartfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a video of a specimen taken on north coast of Manne Island, Kavieng District at 1–11 m depth, St. KR 36, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell); another taken at Alexander Passage, off southeastern New Hanover , at 5–14 m depth, St. KR 96, in 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa east to Hawaiian and Line islands and Tuamotu Archipelago, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, New South Wales ( Australia), New Caledonia and Tonga. Found on sand-rubble bottoms near reefs, 1–22 m depth. Marine.