Pteropsaron levitoni Iwamoto 2014

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: 253

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/1577035E-80F8-FF5B-EDFC-CBFD18580953

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scientific name

Pteropsaron levitoni Iwamoto 2014
status

 

Pteropsaron levitoni Iwamoto 2014  —Leviton’s duckbill

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on NTUM 11061 (1 female, 50.7 mm SL, St. DW 4414-1, northeast of Bangatang), NTUM 11214 (1 female, 53.4 mm SL, St. DW 4456-16, northeast of Bangatang), NTUM 11235 (1 female, 52.0 mm SL, St. CP 4457-26, northeast of Bangatang Island ), NTUM 11330 (1 male, 38.5 mm SL, St. CP 4492-8, off northwest coast of New Hanover), and NTUM 11290 (1 male, 34.1 mm SL, St. DW 4487-7, off northwest coast of New Hanover).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Philippines to Papua New Guinea (Morobe, New Britain). Found on soft bottoms of the continental slope, 60–280 m depth. Marine.

Remarks. This species was recently recorded from Morobe and New Britain, Papua New Guinea by Fricke (2015: 4).