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Scarus ferrugineus

Forssk?l, 1775

Rusty parrotfish

Classification
Identification
Biology
Distribution
Links
Bibliography

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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Scarus ferrugineus (Forssk?l, 1775)
Synonyms :
Classification : Scaridae [ Rafinesque, 1810 ] ( Parrotfishes )
 
Name : Poisson-perroquet rouille
Name : Rusty parrotfish
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Main identification characters
Maximum size : 41.0 cm.
Possible confusions
Data exist in different language. Feel free to update this datasheet and translate the data :
Scarus: espèce du Golfe Persique,et ressemble aussi à: Scarus: espèce d'Oman
Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Feed
Feeds mainly on benthic algae.
Cycle of life / Reproduction
Individuals in the terminal phase form harems.
Interaction with other species
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Distribution   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Habitat

Coral
Inhabits protected coral slopes.
Geographical distribution
Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.
Links   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Websites :
http://filaman.uni-kiel.de/Summary/SpeciesSummary.cfm?id=14380
http://richardfield.freeservers.com/newdir/parrots.htm
http://www.reefbase.org/status/sta_fish.asp?Country=EGY
http://www.reefimages.com/ParrotsImages/Segar7106.jpg
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/scarus.htm

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Bibliography   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
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Data sheet written by Christophe Naslain , 20/05/2003

Updates :
Abystrale - 27/08/2006


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