Puka-Puka Atoll and Raraka Island, Tuamotu Archipelago.
Formerly placed in genus Aechmorhynchus. May have formed a species-group with †P. leucoptera, †P. ellisi and †P. cancellata. Previously treated within †P. cancellata, but that name is better restricted to the extinct form of Kiritimati. Monotypic.
Tuamotu Is (French Polynesia); known breeding on islands of Tenararo, Morane, Reitoru, Tahanea and Raraka#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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