Scarus prasiognathos 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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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4588.1.1

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scientific name

Scarus prasiognathos Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840
status

 

Scarus prasiognathos Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840  —Greenthroat parrotfish

Status at New Ireland. Originally described from New Ireland by Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes (1840: 272), based on MNHN 0 569 (holotype); reported as Callyodon nuchipunctatus  (non Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1840) by Munro (1958: 245). A specimen photographed at Kavieng fish market by Barry C. Russell on 21 June 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Maldives east to Palau and New Guinea, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Western Australia. In Aggregations on reef flat and seaward reef slopes, in coastal and seaward coral reefs, 3–25 m depth. Marine.