Type locality: Waigeo (Ref. 48635). Known from Mentawai Islands (Ref. 27157). Also recorded from Raja Ampat Islands, Bali, Maumere Bay, Komodo, Manado and vicinity, Pulau Seribu, Pulau Bintan, Sangalakki Island, Togean and Banggai Islands and Pulau Weh; with an Indonesian distribution from Papua to Sumatra (Ref. 47567). Museum: NTM S.11002-001, from Bali Strait to Timor Sea (Ref. 5978). Ref. 394 (p. 322-323) recorded that in the island of Waigeou in the early 1800s, this fish occurred in small brackish rivers where it was caught by slapping the water surface and stunning the disturbed individuals with the light of a torch.