Cynoglossus kopsii (Bleeker 1851),

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: 318

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Cynoglossus kopsii (Bleeker 1851)


Cynoglossus kopsii (Bleeker 1851)  —Short-headed tonguesole

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on NTUM 11222 (2 specimens, 49.9–66.0 mm SL, St. CP 4457-6-7, northeast of Bangatang Island), NTUM 11250 (1 specimen, 105.2 mm SL, St. CP 4458-26, 11.0 km west of Kavieng), NTUM 11311 (1 specimen, 70.4 mm SL, St. CP 4490-12, off northwest side of New Hanover), and NTUM 11367 (1 specimen, 109.7 mm SL, St. CP 4502-1, 6.7 km northwest of Kavieng ).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf and Madagascar east to Philippines and New Guinea, north to Taiwan, south to northern Australia. Solitary on mud bottoms in coastal waters, 24–450 m depth. Marine.

Remarks. The specimen NTUM 11367 represents a new depth record, as the species was previously known only from depths down to 204 m depth.