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Scarus rubroviolaceus

Bleeker, 1847

Ember parrotfish

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Identification
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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Scarus rubroviolaceus (Bleeker, 1847)
Synonyms :
Classification : Scaridae [ Rafinesque, 1810 ] ( Parrotfishes )
 
Name : Poisson-perroquet prairie
Name : Ember parrotfish
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Main identification characters
This is an uncommon specie.
Possible confusions
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Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Feed
Feeds on benthic algae.
Cycle of life / Reproduction
Males develop a gibbus forehead.
Interaction with other species
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Distribution   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Habitat

Coral
Occurs in seaward reefs. Usually over rocky or coral substrates, at boulder-strewn slopes at the base of high-island cliffs where it may occur in large schools.
Geographical distribution
Indo-pan-Pacific: East Africa south to Durban, South Africa and east Panama, north to the Ryukyu and Hawaiian Is., south to Shark Bay and the southern Great Barrier Reef and Tuamotu Is.; throughout Micronesia.

Eastern Pacific: ranges from the Gulf of California to the Galapagos Is.
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Data sheet written by Christophe Naslain , 20/05/2003

Updates :
Christophe Naslain - 20/05/2003


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