Inimicus didactylus (Pallas 1769)

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: 104

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

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scientific name

Inimicus didactylus (Pallas 1769)
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Inimicus didactylus (Pallas 1769)  —Bearded ghoul ( Fig. 44View FIGURE 44)

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Port Praslin, New Ireland as Pelor obscurum  by Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes (1829b: 4426-437), based on MNHN material; reported by Lesson (1831: 211–212, poissons pl. 21, fig. 2). NTUM material. Specimens photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 16 May 2009 and 24 July 2010.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2, 3.—General distribution: Indonesia east to Vanuatu, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia. Secretive, buried in sand or mud adjacent to coral or rocky reefs including lagoon habitats, 0–80 m depth. Transitional water and marine.