Valenciennea wardii (Playfair in Playfair & Günther 1867),

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: 292

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Valenciennea wardii (Playfair in Playfair & Günther 1867)


Valenciennea wardii (Playfair in Playfair & Günther 1867)  —Ward’s goby ( Fig. 142View FIGURE 142)

Status at New Ireland. New record from Papua New Guinea, based on NTUM material (St. CP 4455-22-24), 3 specimens, northeast of Bauddisson Island .

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa east to Philippines, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found on silty bottom, 12–60 m (new depth record). Marine.