Scarus xanthopleura Bleeker 1853,

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: 246

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Scarus xanthopleura Bleeker 1853


Scarus xanthopleura Bleeker 1853  —Red parrotfish

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland by Steindachner (1879: 17–19).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 0.—General distribution: Cocos-Keeling Islands and Indonesia east to Marshall Islands and Tuvalu, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia. Found in lagoon and seaward coral reefs, 3–30 m depth. Marine.