Scarus forsteniis commonly referred to as Forsten's parrotfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
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:
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Created: 2014-09-19 13:06:58
Last edit: 2020-07-31 18:54:32
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
Callyodon forsteni (Bleeker, 1861)
Callyodon laxtoni Whitley, 1948
Pseudoscarus forsteni Bleeker, 1861
Scarus forsteri (Bleeker, 1861)
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