Prognichthys brevipinnis (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847 )

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: 78

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4588.1.1

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scientific name

Prognichthys brevipinnis (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847 )
status

 

Prognichthys brevipinnis (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847)  —Shortfin flyingfish

Status at New Ireland. Originally described from Carteret Harbour, New Ireland as Exocoetus brevipinnis  by Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes (1847: 123), based on MNHN 0 602 (holotype); subsequently reported from off the south coast of New Ireland, as Prognichthys gibbifrons  (non Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1847), by Munro (1958: 138).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 3.—General distribution: East Africa east to Palau and Fiji, north to Ryukyu Islands. Epipelagic in oceanic waters, 0–20 m depth. Marine.