Centrodraco ornatus (Fourmanoir & Rivaton 1979)

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: 267

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Centrodraco ornatus (Fourmanoir & Rivaton 1979)
status

 

Centrodraco ornatus (Fourmanoir & Rivaton 1979)  —Ornate slope dragonet

Status at New Ireland. New record from Papua New Guinea, based on NTUM 12172 (1 male, 52.5 mm SL, St. CP 4254-51, northwest of Kavieng, Kavieng District   GoogleMaps, 2°29.00’S 150°40.40’E– 2°28.43’S 150°41.63’E, 273–324 m depth, R/ V Alis, 24 Apr. 2014).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Kyushu-Palau Ridge; New Caledonia. Soft bottom, 300–530 m depth. Marine.

Remarks. This new record is located intermediate between the previously known ranges at Kyushu-Palau Ridge and New Caledonia. The species is probably more widespread along the rim of the western Pacific.