D'Entrecasteaux Islands


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D'Entrecasteaux Islands

(däNtrəkästō`), volcanic group, SW Pacific, SE of New Guinea, part of Papua New Guinea. Comprising the Fergusson, Goodenough, and Normanby islands, the group, with a total land area of c.1,200 sq mi (3,110 sq km), is mountainous and has several extinct volcanoes, hot springs, and geysers. Coconuts and pearl shells are the chief products. The islands were named for the French navigator J. A. B. d'Entrecasteaux.
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Distribution and Habitat: Presently known only from Normanby Island, D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Papua New Guinea.
Pyle for a cruise aboard their dive vessel Telita to the D'Entrecasteaux Islands of Papua New Guinea, and to Dr.
D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Fergusson Island, east coast, sea 100 m.
Subsequent records were provided for other areas in the Philippine Islands (Mindanao), Palau, New Guinea (Morobe, Oro and Milne Bay Provinces of Papua New Guinea), and the D'Entrecasteaux Islands (Fergusson) by J.
Polhemus, 1 [male], 3 [female][female], 2 nymphs (USNM, BPBM, JTPC); D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Fergusson Island, east coast, sea 100 m.
Polhemus, 9 [male][male] 6 [female][female], 2 immatures (USNM, JTPC, BPBM); D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Fergusson Island, east coast, sea 100 m offshore of N side of Mebulibuli Point, 9[degrees]30'18"S, 150[degrees]52'53"E, Station 25, sea temp.
Tryssogobius colini (in part) Larson & Hoese, 2001: 29 (Halmahera, Indonesia; D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Papua New Guinea).
9 mm, Papua New Guinea, D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Normanby Island, 9[degrees]52'42"S 150[degrees]46'14"E, rubble slope, 82 m, rotenone, R.
colini, as were the two specimens from the D'Entrecasteaux Islands of Papua New Guinea.
Pottery traditions in the D'Entrecasteaux Islands of Papua.