Trachinocephalus trachinus (Temminck & Schlegel 1846),

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Trachinocephalus trachinus (Temminck & Schlegel 1846)


Trachinocephalus trachinus (Temminck & Schlegel 1846)  — Indo-West Pacific snakefish

Status at New Ireland. First record from New Ireland by Wang et al. (2018), based on a NTUM 11201 (1 specimen, St. CP 4456-14, northeast of Bangatang ).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa east to Hawaiian Islands, north to southern Japan. Found on sand or sand-rubble areas of the lower continental and insular shelf and upper slope, 3–400 m depth. Marine.