Tailspot Dartfish, Parioglossus palustris (Herre 1945)

Other Names: Borneo Hoverer, Palustris Dartfish

A Tailspot Dartfish, Parioglossus palustris, from Palau. Source: Rick Winterbottom / FishWise Professional. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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Tailspot Dartfish, Parioglossus palustris (Herre 1945)

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Recorded from Byron Island, Western Australia, to Marchinbar Island, Northern Territory, and Cape Tribulation to Great Keppel Island, Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, west-central Pacific.

Species Citation

Andameleotris palustris Herre 1945, Copeia 1945(1): 2. Type locality: Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines. 


Dianne J. Bray


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Tailspot Dartfish, Parioglossus palustris (Herre 1945)


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