Satyrichthys moluccense (Bleeker 1850)

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: 106-107

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C7390B16-569F-46A2-A823-0018E1934873

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/1577035E-806D-FFCD-EDFC-C98D1DA60FAC

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scientific name

Satyrichthys moluccense (Bleeker 1850)
status

 

Satyrichthys moluccense (Bleeker 1850)  —Black-finned armoured gurnard

Status at New Ireland. New record from New Guinea , based on NTUM 12307 (1 specimen, 86.6 mm SL, St.

CP4446-12, north of New Hanover), NTUM 12308 (2 specimens, 133.8–182.3 mm SL, St. CP4439-17, northeast of New Hanover), NTUM uncat. (1 specimen, 77.3 mm SL, St. CP4447-19, north of New Hanover), and NTUM 12309 (1 specimen, 94.2 mm SL, St. CP4496-6, northwest of New Hanover).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1.—General distribution: Indonesia east to Papua New Guinea, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Benthic, on the continental slope, 192–534 m depth. Marine.

Remarks. This also represents a new depth record, as the species was previously known only to range down to 420 m depth.

Two additional specimens were collected from off southwestern New Britain (NTUM material).