Western Indian Ocean: known only from Natal (South Africa), Zanzibar (Tanzania), Madagascar, and Mauritius, but probably more widespread.
- Bruce, R.W. and J.E. Randall 1984 Scaridae. In W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. (Western Indian Ocean fishing area 51). volume 3. [var. pag.] FAO, Rome. (Ref. 3488) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=3488&speccode=4357
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