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Scarus taeniopterus Princess Parrotfish

Scarus taeniopterusis commonly referred to as Princess Parrotfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 3000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Has a poison harmful to health.


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lexID:
4483 
AphiaID:
276062 
Scientific:
Scarus taeniopterus 
German:
Gestreifter Papageifisch 
English:
Princess Parrotfish 
Category:
Parrotfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Scarus (Genus) > taeniopterus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Lesson, 1829 
Occurrence:
Barbados, Guadeloupe, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Florida, Grenada, Gulf of Mexico, Haiti, Honduras, Indo Pacific, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico (East Pacific), Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, USA, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, U.S. 
Sea depth:
2 - 25 Meter 
Size:
8.66" - 13.78" (22cm - 35cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 78.8 °F (23°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Carrion 
Tank:
659.94 gal (~ 3000L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Has a poison harmful to health 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-08-21 21:29:58 

Toxicity

This is a general hint!
Scarus taeniopterus has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Scarus taeniopterus in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Scarus taeniopterus. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

Info

Lesson, 1829

Found on bottoms with coral or rock.
Juveniles often occur in association with Thalassia.

Forms large feeding aggregations and feeds on plants. Sleeps in a mucus cocoon.

Reports of ciguatera poisoning

External links

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

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Juvenile

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Male

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© Anne Frijsinger & Mat Vestjens, Holland
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copyright Dr. Peter Wirtz
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Female

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Initial phase


Terminal phase

copyright Prof. Dr. Robert A. Patzner
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Commonly


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