Blue humphead parrotfish
Chlorurus cyanescensis commonly referred to as Blue humphead parrotfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 12448 AphiaID: 219084 Scientific: Chlorurus cyanescens German: "Cyanfarbener Buckelkopf"-Papageifisch English: Blue Humphead Parrotfish Category: Parrotfishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Chlorurus (Genus) > cyanescens (Species) Initial determination: (Valenciennes, ), 1840 Occurrence: Comores, East Africa, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Réunion , South-Africa, Tansania, Western Indian Ocean, Zanzibar Sea depth: 3 - 30 Meter Size: up to 19.69" (50 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) Food: Algae Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2019-09-29 13:00:47
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Pseudoscarus chloromelas Günther, 1867
Scarus cyanascens Valenciennes, 1840
Scarus cyanescens Valenciennes, 1840
Xanothon chloromelas (Günther, 1867)
This species inhabits outer reef slopes (Randall and Bruce 1983), and rich coral areas
Solitary or in small groups, relatively rare.
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