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Scarus forsteni Forsten's parrotfish

Scarus forsteniis commonly referred to as Forsten's parrotfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Dr. Paddy Ryan, USA

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lexID:
7541 
AphiaID:
276046 
Scientific:
Scarus forsteni 
German:
Regenbogen-Papageifisch 
English:
Forsten's Parrotfish 
Category:
Parrotfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Scarus (Genus) > forsteni (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bleeker, ), 1861 
Occurrence:
Hong Kong, American Samoa, Australia, China, Christmas Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Japan, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Raja Amat, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Taiwan, Timor, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wake Atoll 
Sea depth:
3 - 30 Meter 
Size:
up to 21.65" (55 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Algae, Aquatic plant 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
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:
2020-07-31 18:54:32 

Info

(Bleeker, 1861)

Males are greenish with pink scale edges and often a pinkish midsection, a green band around the mouth, extending below the eye, and a purplish area on the upper part of the head. Females are pale greyish with a broad yellowish-brown area on the middle of the side surrounding a bluish-green patch with a small indistinct pale spot above this patch, and a dark band from the snout to the pectoral-fin.

SOURCE: Fishes of Australia

Synonyme:
Callyodon forsteni (Bleeker, 1861)
Callyodon laxtoni Whitley, 1948
Pseudoscarus forsteni Bleeker, 1861
Scarus forsteri (Bleeker, 1861)


Pictures

Male

Copyright J.E. Randall, Foto aus Indonesien, Bali,
1
Copyright J.E. Randall, Foto von den Marshallinseln, Enewetak
1
Copyright J.E. Randall, Männchen, Foto aus Amerikanisch Samoa, Tutuila,
1
Copyright J.E. Randall, Männchen, Foto aus Lizard Island,  Australien
1

Female

Foto aus Fidshi
1
Copyright Wolfram Sander, reefcolors.com, Foto Great Barrier Reef
1

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