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Scarus hoefleri Guinean parrotfish

Scarus hoefleriis commonly referred to as Guinean 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.


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lexID:
4787 
AphiaID:
276050 
Scientific:
Scarus hoefleri 
German:
Papageifisch 
English:
Guinean Parrotfish 
Category:
Parrotfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Scarus (Genus) > hoefleri (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Steindachner, ), 1881 
Occurrence:
Benin, Gambia, Ghana, Angola, Cameroon, Congo, East-Atlantic Ocean, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Mauritania, Nigeria, São Tomé e Principé, Senegal, Sierra Leone, the Cape Verde Archipelago, The Gulf of Guinea, the Ivory Coast, Togo, West Africa 
Sea depth:
1 - 15 Meter 
Size:
15.75" - 23.62" (40cm - 60cm) 
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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-11-21 22:16:04 

Info

(Steindachner, 1881)

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Congo.

Biology
Inhabits rocky coastal areas.
A herbivorous species with specialized pharyngeal bones and muscles.
Occurs in shallow water.

Synonymised taxa:
Callyodon hoefleri (Steindachneri, 1881)
Pseudoscarus hoefleri Steindachner, 1881

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Homepage Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz (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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Male

Foto: Rolas Island, Sao Tome und Principe
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Female

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