Sphyraena obtusata Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829,

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: 308

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Sphyraena obtusata Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829


Sphyraena obtusata Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829  —Obtuse barracuda

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Carteret Harbour, Lambom, New Ireland, as Sphyraena megalolepis  , by Peters (1877: 842); subsequently reported as Sphyraena langsar  by Munro (1958: 148); a video of a specimen taken in Albatross Passage, southwestern Kavieng District, at 3–13 m depth, St. KD83, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2, 3.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Samoa, north to southern Japan and Korea, south to Lord Howe Island. Found in bays and estuaries, in seagrass beds and rocky reefs, 10–120 m depth. Transitional water and marine.