Aploactinidae

Fricke, Ronald, Allen, Gerald R., Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Hamel, Mélanie A., Laboute, Pierre, Mana, Ralph, Hui, Tan He, 2014, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of Madang District, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 820 new records, Zootaxa 3832 (1), pp. 1-247: 55

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3832.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:BAB612A4-03DB-4958-BEB1-92DE278FBB90

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/6A5BAE7A-DA21-FFBA-3AAA-FA589E74F858

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scientific name

Aploactinidae
status

 

Aploactinidae 

Acanthosphex leurynnis  ( Jordan &Seale, 1905) —Dwarf velvetfish

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on WAMAbout WAM material ( WAMAbout WAM P. 30358 -005). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. India east to Philippines and New Guinea, south to northern Australia. Cryptic on coral rubble near reefs, 5– 60 m. Marine.

Cocotropus larvatus (Bleeker, 1852)  —Ghost velvetfish

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Allen & Erdmann (2012: 252).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Eastern Andaman Sea east to Marshall Islands and New Guinea, north to Ryukyu Islands. Found on outer reef slopes, solitary and cryptic among coral rubble, 4– 40 m. Marine.

Cocotropus steinitzi Eschmeyer & Dor, 1978  —Steinitz' velvetfish

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Allen & Erdmann (2012: 252). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea; Andaman Islands; Papua  New Guinea. Found solitary and cryptic on sand or coral rubble, ca. 2– 20 m. Marine.

WAM

Western Australian Museum