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Scarus psittacus Common parrotfish

Scarus psittacusis commonly referred to as Common parrotfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 2000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
1592 
AphiaID:
219125 
Scientific:
Scarus psittacus 
German:
Fahlnasen-Papageifisch 
English:
Common Parrotfish 
Category:
Parrotfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Scarus (Genus) > psittacus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Forsskål, 1775 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, American Samoa, Australia, China, Christmas Islands, Cook Islands, Egypt, French Polynesia, Guam, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Hawaii, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lord Howe Island, Marquesas Islands, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Réunion , Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South-Africa, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tansania, the Andaman Sea, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Seychelles, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, Vietnam, Yemen 
Sea depth:
2 - 25 Meter 
Size:
up to 11.81" (30 cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 80.6 °F (°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Algae, Brine Shrimps, Flakes, Frozen Food (large sort), Mysis 
Tank:
439.96 gal (~ 2000L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2006-09-04 22:13:28 

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Forsskål, 1775

Its easy too keep in big Reeftanks, but not with little fishes.



Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labroidei (Suborder) > Scaridae (Family) > Scarinae (Subfamily) > Scarus (Genus) > Scarus psittacus (Species)

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Hippocampus Bildarchiv (de). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.

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Juvenile

Foto: Enewetak, Marshallinseln
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Male

Foto: Shaab Sataya, Rotes Meer, Ägypten
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Foto: Malediven
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Female

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Initial phase

Copyright J.E.Randall, Hawaii
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