Chlorurus japanensis (Bloch 1789),

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: 241

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Chlorurus japanensis (Bloch 1789)


Chlorurus japanensis (Bloch 1789)  —Japanese parrotfish ( Fig. 113View FIGURE 113)

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District at 7 m depth by Dean Tully on 24 Sept. 2015; a video of a specimen taken off southern New Hanover , at 4–51 m depth, St. KR 110, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: East Africa and western Mascarenes east to Tonga, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Found on seaward coral and rocky reefs, usually on inner reefs with rich coral habitat, 1–20 m depth. Marine.