Scarus compressusis commonly referred to as Azure 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.
lexID: 8125 AphiaID: 276043 Scientific: Scarus compressus German: Türkisfarbener Papageienfisch English: Azure Parrotfish Category: Parrotfishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Scarus (Genus) > compressus (Species) Initial determination: (Osburn & Nichols, ), 1916 Occurrence: Eastern Pacific Ocean, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Gulf of California, Mexico (East Pacific) Sea depth: 3 - 24 Meter Size: 13.78" - 26.77" (35cm - 68cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) Food: Algae, Invertebrates 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:
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(Osburn & Nichols, 1916)
Very special thanks for the first two photos of Scarus compressus to Dr. Gerry R. Allen, Australia, who took the photos by Mexico.
This fish is found in rocky, boulder strewn reefs and slopes. Commonly occurs in reefs with reef building stony corals. Feeds by scraping algae from rocks and corals.
It is generally uncommon, but where present can often occur in moderate numbers.
Source: Fishbase / IUCN
Synonym: Callyodon compressus Osburn & Nichols, 1916
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Scarinae (Subfamily) > Scarus (Genus) > Scarus compressus (Species)
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