Valenciennea puellaris (Tomiyama in Tomiyama & Abe 1956),

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: 291

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Valenciennea puellaris (Tomiyama in Tomiyama & Abe 1956)


Valenciennea puellaris (Tomiyama in Tomiyama & Abe 1956)  —Orange-spotted goby

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a video of a specimen taken off Nusa Island, Kavieng District, 2–18 m depth, St. KR32, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mauritius (Mascarenes) and Maldives east to Tonga and Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found on sand bottoms, in pairs, 8–25 m depth. Marine.