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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Scaridae Parrotfishes
Subfamily: Sparisomatinae
Genus: Calotomus

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Indo-Pacific and Eastern
Max. Length 54 cm TL
Calotomus carolinus (Valenciennes, 1840)

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Calotomus carolinus
[Carolines parrotfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Calotomus japonicus (Valenciennes, 1840)

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Calotomus japonicus
[Japanese parrotfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Calotomus spinidens (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

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Calotomus spinidens
[Spinytooth parrotfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Calotomus viridescens (Rüppell, 1835)

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Calotomus viridescens
[Viridescent parrotfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Calotomus zonarchus (Jenkins, 1903)

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Calotomus zonarchus
[Yellowbar parrot]



5 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Calotomus carolinus Carolines parrotfish Indo-Pacific and Eastern 54 TL 1840
Calotomus japonicus Japanese parrotfish Northwest Pacific 39 TL 1840
Calotomus spinidens Spinytooth parrotfish Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1824
Calotomus viridescens Viridescent parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 21 SL 1835
Calotomus zonarchus Yellowbar parrot Pacific Ocean 33 TL 1903



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