First record of Hippichthys albomaculosus Jenkins & Mailautoka, 2010 (Syngnathidae) in New Caledonia

Haÿ V., Charpin N., Keith P., Lord C., Mennesson M.I.

Published date: May 2022
Volume: 46
Number: 1
Pagination: 053-055
Publisher: Société Française d'Ichtyologie

Three specimens of Hippichthys albomaculosus Jenkins & Mailautoka, 2010, only known from Fiji, were recently collected from the North Province of New Caledonia. Morphomeristic values confirm the identity of specimens. This study constitutes the first record of this species in New Caledonia and outside of its type locality.

Keywords: Hippichthys albomaculosus - New Caledonia - New record - syngnathidae
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