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Sparisoma choati West-African Parrotfish

Sparisoma choatiis commonly referred to as West-African Parrotfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
4773 
AphiaID:
712773 
Scientific:
Sparisoma choati 
German:
"Westafrikanischer" Papageifisch 
English:
West-African Parrotfish 
Category:
Parrotfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Sparisoma (Genus) > choati (Species) 
Initial determination:
Rocha, Brito & Robertson, 2012 
Occurrence:
Ghana, Angola, Cameroon, East-Atlantic Ocean, Nigeria, São Tomé e Principé, Senegal, the Cape Verde Archipelago, The Gulf of Guinea, West Africa 
Sea depth:
2 - 30 Meter 
Size:
up to 12.36" (31.4 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Algae, Aquatic plant, Sea weed 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-12-15 19:52:01 

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Rocha, Brito & Robertson, 2012

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: from Cape Verde islands and Senegal south to the offshore islands of the Gulf of Guinea and northern Angola.

Biology
Occurs in rocky reefs at 2-30 m depths, where it grazes on algae growing over rocky or calcareous substrate and seagrasses.
Males usually solitary, but females are often seen in pairs or small groups, juveniles in loose aggregations of up to 10 individuals.

Synonymised taxa:
Scarus squalidus
Sparisoma flavescens
Sparisoma rubripinne
Sparisoma rubripinnis

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