Opistognathidae

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: 68-69

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/6A5BAE7A-DA54-FFC8-3AAA-FB539F7AFF16

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scientific name

Opistognathidae
status

 

Opistognathidae 

Opistognathus  sp. —Chinstrap jawfish

STATUS AT MADANG. Same as Opistognathus  sp. 6 of Allen & Erdmann (2012: 357). Undescribed species  , photographed by D. Uyeno at Tabad Island on 12 Dec. 2012.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Eastern Indonesia east to Palau, Fiji and Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland ( Australia). Burying in sand or coral rubble areas near coral reefs, 5– 60 m. Marine.

* Stalix dicra  Smith-Vaniz, 1989 —Forked jawfish

STATUS AT MADANG. Originally described from Madang by Smith-Vaniz (1989: 401, figs. 1g, 9 e, 16); a specimen collected by W.-J. Chen, St. PS- 48. ASNP, BPBMAbout BPBM, NTUM and USNMAbout USNM material. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Endemic to Madang District, Papua  New Guinea. Burying in sand or coral rubble areas near coral reefs, 25– 30 m. Marine.

* Stalix eremia  Smith-Vaniz, 1989 —Solitary jawfish

STATUS AT MADANG. Originally described from Madang by Smith-Vaniz (1989: 403, figs. 9 f, 17). BPBMAbout BPBM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Known only from Madang District, Papua  New Guinea. Burying in sand or coral rubble areas near coral reefs, 29 m. Marine.

Priacanthidae 

Priacanthus hamrur  (Forsskål in Niebuhr, 1775) —Crescent-tail bigeye STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens photographed at St. CTR 15, CTR 20, CTR 33, PR 105.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea, East and South Africa east to Marquesas and Gambier islands, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, Queensland ( Australia), Lord Howe Island and Tonga. Found on seaward slopes in coral or rocky reef habitats, 8– 250 m. Marine.

BPBM

Bishop Museum

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Perciformes

Family

Opistognathidae

Loc

Opistognathidae

Fricke, Ronald, Allen, Gerald R., Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Hamel, Mélanie A., Laboute, Pierre, Mana, Ralph, Hui, Tan He 2014

2014
Loc

Stalix dicra

Smith-Vaniz 1989

1989
Loc

Stalix eremia

Smith-Vaniz 1989

1989