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Sciades leptaspis (Bleeker, 1862)

Hexanematichthys leptaspis ZBK Bleeker, 1862: 27, pl. 65. Type locality: SW New Guinea . Holotype : RMNH 3060 .

Distribution: Southern New Guinea and northern Australia.

Countries: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia.

Habitat: Predominantly brackish waters.

Maximum size: 650 mm of TL.

Material examined: AMS I.27420-001 (1 c&s), Australia , Northern Territory , Jabiru, Long Harry’s Billabong ; AMNH 58993 (4 al, 61-83 mm TL), Papua New Guinea , Madang , Ramu River at Bunapas mission, boat launch area, 45 km upstream of mouth ; UMMZ 214017 (1 al, 163 mm TL), Papua New Guinea , Mira Point, Purari River delta .


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