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Hipposcarus longiceps Long-nosed Parrotfish, Pacific Longnose Parrotfish, Red-stripe Parrotfish

Hipposcarus longicepsis commonly referred to as Long-nosed Parrotfish, Pacific Longnose Parrotfish, Red-stripe Parrotfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 6000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
2971 
AphiaID:
278899 
Scientific:
Hipposcarus longiceps 
German:
Pazifische Langnase 
English:
Long-nosed Parrotfish, Pacific Longnose Parrotfish, Red-stripe Parrotfish 
Category:
Parrotfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Hipposcarus (Genus) > longiceps (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Valenciennes, ), 1840 
Occurrence:
American Samoa, Australia, Bakers Island, Brunei Darussalam, Caroline Island, China, Christmas Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Gambier Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Howland Island, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Line Islands, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Spratly Islands, Taiwan, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, The Ryukyu Islands, the Society Islands, Timor, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
2 - 40 Meter 
Size:
up to 15.75" (40 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Algae, Coral polyps = corallivorous 
Tank:
1319.87 gal (~ 6000L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
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:
2017-08-16 21:56:24 

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(Valenciennes, 1840)

Hipposcarus longiceps also known as the Pacific Longnose Parrotfish are usaly found in coral reefs in to the whole western Pacific usually in schools over sandy areas where they are camouflaged by their pale colour. Terminal males often on forereef slope to 40 m.

Hipposcarus longiceps body color is mostly blue and/or green with orange "markers". The mouth is, as its name suggests, long (if not pointed) and the upper lip is orange, the fins are blue and orange. The approach of the tail fin and the beginning of the tail fin itself is yellow.

Synonym:
Scarus longiceps Valenciennes, 1840

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


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External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Homepage Kwajalein Underwater Home (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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