Gerreidae

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: 90

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-DA4E-FFD5-3AAA-FB3698D0F8AB

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Plazi

scientific name

Gerreidae
status

 

Gerreidae 

Gerres filamentosus Cuvier  [ex Russell], 1829 —Whipfin silverbiddy

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Parenti & Allen (1991: 319). AMS, CASAbout CAS and WAMAbout WAM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea, East Africa, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Fiji, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Adults on shallow soft bottoms adjacent to coral reefs, also entering lower reaches of rivers and streams, juveniles in estuaries, 0– 50 m. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.

Gerres oyena  (Forsskål in Niebuhr, 1775) —Blacktip silverbiddy

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on an observation by G. R. Allen. Species  name spelled oeyena in original description; the spelling oyena  is an unjustified emendation in prevailing usage and can be continued.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea, East and South Africa to Marshall Islands and Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Western Australia, New South Wales ( Australia), New Caledonia and Tonga. Found on inshore soft bottoms adjacent to coral reefs, 0– 20 m. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

WAM

Western Australian Museum