Zebrasoma scopas,

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: 305

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Zebrasoma scopas


Zebrasoma scopas  (Cuvier [ex Renard] 1829)—Brushtail tang

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens photographed on 1 and 4–5 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in Kavieng District, others at St. KVG 17 on the Bismarck Sea side of northern Kavieng District by Serge Andréfouët on 18 Aug. 2014; a video of a specimen taken in Senta Pass, east of New Hanover at 5–12 m depth, St. KR 114, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: East and South Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Tuamotu Archipelago, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Lord Howe, Norfolk and Rapa islands. Found in lagoon and seaward coral reefs, 0–40 m depth. Marine.