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'EntrecasteauxEntrecasteaux, Joseph Antoine Bruni d'
, 1739–93, French navigator. He entered the French navy in 1754, fought (1756) at Minorca, commanded (1786) the French fleet of the East Indies, and was appointed governor of Mauritius and the Isle of Bourbon in 1787.
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Pyle for a cruise aboard their dive vessel Telita to the D'Entrecasteaux Islands of Papua New Guinea, and to Dr.
DISTRIBUTION: Originally described from the Monte Bello Islands, Western Australia (China, 1957), with subsequent records from elsewhere in Australia (Northern Territory; Queensland), New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea (south coast; D'Entrecasteaux Islands; Engineer Group), and East Timor (Andersen and Weir, 2000; J.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA, Milne Bay Prov.: 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.
Tryssogobius colini (in part) Larson & Hoese, 2001: 29 (Halmahera, Indonesia; D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Papua New Guinea).
Paratypes: BPBM 36936, 2: 18.6-21.9 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.L.
colini, as were the two specimens from the D'Entrecasteaux Islands of Papua New Guinea.