Sphyraena jello 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 jello Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829


Sphyraena jello Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829  —Pickhandle barracuda ( Fig. 150View FIGURE 150)

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Kavieng , New Ireland by Munro (1958: 149). Specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005, and by Barry C. Russell on 7 June 2014. Specimens photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 8 Feb. 2007 and 13 Oct. 2007; a video of a specimen taken at Anelaua Island, off eastern New Hanover, at 3–16 m depth, St. KR 98, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa east to Tonga, south to New Caledonia. Found in lagoon and seaward reefs, including bays and estuaries, 2–200 m depth. Transitional water and marine.