Scarus quoyi 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: 245

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Scarus quoyi Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840


Scarus quoyi Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840  —Quoy's parrotfish

Status at New Ireland. Originally described from Carteret Harbour, New Ireland by Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes (1840: 273), based on MNHN material; subsequently reported as Callyodon bleekeri  by Beaufort in Weber & Beaufort (1940: 318, part), and as Callyodon blochii  (non Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1840) and C. bleekeri  (non Beaufort in Weber & Beaufort, 1940) by Munro (1958: 244, 245). A specimen photographed in Kavieng region on 5 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey; specimens observed at Kavieng fish market by Barry C. Russell during 7–21 June 2014; a specimen observed at Balang Island, New Hanover, 0–18 m depth, St. T21, on 6 Nov. 2006, by Gerald R. Allen.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2, 3.—General distribution: India east to Palau and Vanuatu, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Lord Howe Island. Found in sheltered coastal coral reefs, 2–18 m depth. Marine.