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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScarus ghobban Forsskål, 1775 
AphiaID: 219127

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerciformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScaridae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorScarinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScarus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScarus Forsskål, 1775
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallyodon apridentatus Smith, 1956
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallyodon dussumieri (Valenciennes, 1840)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallyodon fuscocuneus Fowler, 1935
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallyodon ghobban (Forsskål, 1775)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallyodon guttatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallyodon speigleri Smith, 1956
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHemistoma reticulata Swainson, 1839
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudoscarus californiensis Pellegrin, 1901
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudoscarus cantori Bleeker, 1861
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudoscarus flavipinnis De Vis, 1885
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudoscarus garretti Günther, 1909
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudoscarus natalensis Gilchrist & Thompson, 1909
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudoscarus nudirostris Alleyne & MacLeay, 1877
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudoscarus papuensis MacLeay, 1883
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorScarus apridentatus Smith
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScarus azureus Meek & Hildebrand, 1928
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScarus dussumieri Valenciennes, 1840
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScarus fehlmanni Schultz, 1969
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScarus ghoban Forsskål, 1775 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScarus guttatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScarus haridoides Bleeker, 1855
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScarus lacerta Valenciennes, 1840
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScarus maculosus Lacepède, 1802
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScarus magrathii Bennett, 1841
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScarus noyesi Heller & Snodgrass, 1903
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScarus pepo Bennett, 1830
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScarus pyrrostethus Richardson, 1846
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScarus pyrrostethus australianus Paradice, 1927
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScarus scabriusculus Valenciennes, 1840
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScarus toshi Whitley, 1933
Sources  basis of record Randall, J.E. (1992). Red Sea Reef Fishes. Immel Publishing. [details]

[show all]
Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbluechin parrotfishUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblue-barred parrotfish  [details]
Hebrew Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorתוכינון  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorloro barbazul  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Lebanon
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorLebanon (introduced: alien[details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorCypriote part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (introduced: alien[details]
From other sources
Djibouti
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDjibouti [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIsraeli part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles (doubtful[details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaligus callyodoni Prabha & Pillai, 1986 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHatschekia difficilis Kabata, 1991 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDelivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (49 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (26 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (112 nucleotides; 143 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Cypriote part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Rare [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Cypriote part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species population trend in Cypriote part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Increasing [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Bulgaria (Nation) : Canals: natural range expansion through man-made canals [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Cypriote part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Canals: natural range expansion through man-made canals [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 1602). Males common in atolls where they live mainly around the inner and outer edges of barrier reefs at depths of about 30 ft; females prefer deeper habitat (Ref. 4821). Generally found in groups (Ref. 5213). Feeds on algae (Ref. 6113). Caught with nets and other types of artisanal gear. Marketed fresh (Ref. 5284). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSynonymy Has 19 synonyms<307> [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:219127
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
1998-06-17 06:27:10Z  changed  Fondo, Esther
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Scarus ghobban. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=219127 on 2014-09-19
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