Sphaeramia nematoptera (Bleeker 1856),

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Sphaeramia nematoptera (Bleeker 1856)


Sphaeramia nematoptera (Bleeker 1856)  —Pyjama cardinalfish ( Fig. 61View FIGURE 61)

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on USNM 394277View Materials (25) from Nusa Island, Kavieng District; a specimen observed at Anelaua Island , New Hanover , 2–16 m depth, St. T 22, on 6 Nov. 2006, by Gerald R. Allen.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Indonesia east to Caroline Islands and Fiji, north to Yaeyama Islands, south to northern Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Aggregating among branching corals, often Porites  , in coral-rich areas of sheltered bays and lagoons, 1–14 m depth. Marine.