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Scarus quoyi Valenciennes, 1840

Quoy's parrotfish
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Actinopterygii (Strahlenflosser) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Scaridae (Parrotfishes) > Scarinae
Etymology: Scarus: Greek, skaros = a fish described by anciente writers as a parrot fish; 1601 (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Valenciennes.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ökologie

; seewasser riff-verbunden; tiefenbereich 2 - 18 m (Ref. 9710).   Tropical; 30°N - 24°S

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Indo-West Pacific: India to Vanuatu, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia; Palau (Belau) in Micronesia.

Size / Gewicht / Alter

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL Männchen/unbestimmt; (Ref. 48636)

Kurzbeschreibung Morphologie | Morphometrie

Rückenflossenstacheln (insgesamt): 9; Rückenflossenweichstrahlen (insgesamt): 10; Afterflossenstacheln 3; Afterflossenweichstrahlen: 9. This species is distinguished by the following features: 6 median predorsal scales; 3 scale rows on cheek 1(5), 2(5-6), 3(2); lips largely covering the dental plates; caudal fin is truncate to slightly rounded. Colour overall is green to purplish or bluish, sometimes a pink patch on pectoral region, often with lime-green saddle on upper caudal-fin base, a dark green 'moustache' and pale green patch on cheek (Ref. 90102).

Biologie     Fachlexikon (Englisch) (z.B. epibenthic)

Inhabits coral-rich areas of outer channels and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710). Occurs singly or in small groups (Ref. 9710) over intertidal flats to graze on algae during high water mark (Ref. 48636).

Life cycle and mating behavior Geschlechtsreife | Fortpflanzung | Ablaichen | Eier | Fecundity | Larven

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

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Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

IUCN Rote Liste Status (Ref. 119314)

  nicht bedroht (LC) ; Date assessed: 18 September 2009

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Bedrohung für Menschen

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 2738 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01660 (0.00915 - 0.03011), b=3.10 (2.94 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.
Widerstandsfähigkeit (Ref. 69278):  hoch, Verdopplung der Population dauert weniger als 15 Monate. (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Verwundbarkeit (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .
Preiskategorie (Ref. 80766):   High.