Cetoscarus ocellatus (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840 ),

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 240

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Cetoscarus ocellatus (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840 )


Cetoscarus ocellatus (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840)  —Spotted parrotfish ( Fig. 112View FIGURE 112)

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed on 4 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in Kavieng District; specimens observed at Kavieng fish market by Barry C. Russell during 7–21 June 2014; a specimen photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 29 Aug. 2010; a video of a specimen taken at Echuca Shoal, New Hanover, 15–34 m depth, St. KR 158, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: East Africa, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Caroline and Gambier islands, south to Western Australia, New Caledonia, and Tonga. Found in clear lagoon and seaward coral reefs, 0–30 m depth. Marine.