Scarus oviceps 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 oviceps Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840


Scarus oviceps Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840  —Dark-capped parrotfish

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland by Allen & Erdmann (2012: 744). Specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005; a specimen photographed by Serge Andréfouët off the southern tip of Bauddisson Island , Kavieng District, St. KVG15, on 17 Aug. 2014; a video of a specimen taken at Martha's Shoal, east of New Hanover, St. KR 154, at 6–20 m depth, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Central Indonesia east to Marshall, Line and Tuamotu islands, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to northern Australia and Lord Howe Island. Solitary or in groups, in coastal, lagoon and seaward coral reefs, 1–20 m depth. Marine.