Pentapodus trivittatus (Bloch 1791)

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: 166

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Pentapodus trivittatus (Bloch 1791)


Pentapodus trivittatus (Bloch 1791)   —Three-striped whiptail ( Fig. 73 View FIGURE 73 )

Status at New Ireland. New record from New Guinea, based on specimens observed at Kavieng fish market by Barry C. Russell on 21 June 2014. A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 28 June 2009; a video of a specimen taken off Nubilus Island , off southeastern New Hanover , at 3–32 m depth, St. KR 88, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Malaysia east to Solomon Islands, north to Philippines. Found in coastal reefs and lagoons, 2–30 m depth. Marine.