Stiphodon pelewensis Herre 1936,

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: 290

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Stiphodon pelewensis Herre 1936


Stiphodon pelewensis Herre 1936  —Palauan stiphodon goby

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Kavieng, New Ireland in original description of Stiphodon atratus  by Watson (1996: 115); species synonymised and record confirmed by Keith et al. (2015: 220–222). WAM material.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Eastern Java ( Indonesia) east to Pohnpei ( Micronesia) and Vanuatu, north to Palau, south to New Caledonia. Adults found in coastal streams in clear and oxygen-rich water, and in lower reaches of rivers, to an altitude of 50 m, while larvae live in coastal marine waters, 0–5 m depth. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.