Leptoscarus vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard 1824)

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: 243

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Leptoscarus vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard 1824)


Leptoscarus vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard 1824)  —Seagrass parrotfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005, and by Barry C. Russell on 7 and 21 June 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Pitcairn, south to Western Australia, Kermadec Islands and Rapa. Found in sheltered areas and lagoons, in seagrass areas or areas with hard substrates with thick algal cover adjacent to coral reefs, 1–15 m depth. Marine.