WoRMS taxon details

Scarus psittacus Forsskål, 1775

219125  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:219125)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Note Type species of genus. . Has 10 synonyms <307>  
From other sources
Type species Type species of genus. . Has 10 synonyms <307> [details]
Description Inhabits reef flats and lagoon and seaward reefs to at least 25 m deep (Ref. 1602). Found over corals (Ref. 5213)....  
Description Inhabits reef flats and lagoon and seaward reefs to at least 25 m deep (Ref. 1602). Found over corals (Ref. 5213). Initial-phase fish stage usually form small feeding schools (Ref. 2334). It secretes a mucus cocoon (Ref. 1602). Grazes on benthic algae (Ref. 3488). [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Scarus psittacus Forsskål, 1775. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=219125 on 2018-11-13
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
1998-06-17 06:27:10Z
changed
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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basis of record Smith, J.L.B. & Smith, M.M. (1963). The fishes of Seychelles. Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University. Grahamstown. [details]   

additional source Randall, J. E. (1992). Red Sea Reef Fishes. <em>Immel Publishing.</em>  [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Inhabits reef flats and lagoon and seaward reefs to at least 25 m deep (Ref. 1602). Found over corals (Ref. 5213). Initial-phase fish stage usually form small feeding schools (Ref. 2334). It secretes a mucus cocoon (Ref. 1602). Grazes on benthic algae (Ref. 3488). [details]

Type species Type species of genus. . Has 10 synonyms <307> [details]
 

LanguageName 
English palenose parrotfishcommon parrotfish  [details]
Japanese オウムブダイ  [details]