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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Scaridae Parrotfishes
Subfamily: Scarinae
Genus: Chlorurus

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Chlorurus atrilunula (Randall & Bruce, 1983)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus atrilunula
[Bluemoon parrotfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 49 cm TL
Chlorurus bleekeri (de Beaufort, 1940)

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Chlorurus bleekeri
[Bleeker's parrotfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Chlorurus bowersi (Snyder, 1909)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus bowersi
[Bower's parrotfish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Chlorurus capistratoides (Bleeker, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus capistratoides
[Indian parrotfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Chlorurus cyanescens (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Chlorurus cyanescens
[Blue humphead parrotfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Chlorurus enneacanthus (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus enneacanthus
[Captain parrotfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Chlorurus frontalis (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus frontalis
[Pacific slopehead parrotfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Chlorurus genazonatus (Randall & Bruce, 1983)

Photo by Photo by Moldzio, S.
 
Chlorurus genazonatus
[Sinai parrotfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Chlorurus gibbus (Rüppell, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus gibbus
[Heavybeak parrotfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Chlorurus japanensis (Bloch, 1789)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus japanensis
[Palecheek parrotfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Chlorurus microrhinos (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus microrhinos
[Steephead parrots]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Chlorurus oedema (Snyder, 1909)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Chlorurus oedema
[Knothead parrotfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 60.9 cm SL
Chlorurus perspicillatus (Steindachner, 1879)

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Chlorurus perspicillatus
[Spectacled parrotfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 44.2 cm SL
Chlorurus rhakoura Randall & Anderson, 1997

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus rhakoura
[Raggedfin parrotfish]



Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Chlorurus sordidus (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus sordidus
[Daisy parrotfish]



Western Central Pacific

Chlorurus spilurus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Kittel, S.W.
 
Chlorurus spilurus
[Pacific bullethead parrotfish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Chlorurus strongylocephalus (Bleeker, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Chlorurus strongylocephalus
[Steephead parrotfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 34.6 cm TL
Chlorurus troschelii (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus troschelii
[Troschel's parrotfish]



18 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Chlorurus atrilunula Bluemoon parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 30 TL 1983
Chlorurus bleekeri Bleeker's parrotfish Indo-Pacific 49 TL 1940
Chlorurus bowersi Bower's parrotfish Western Pacific 40 TL 1909
Chlorurus capistratoides Indian parrotfish Indian Ocean 40 TL 1847
Chlorurus cyanescens Blue humphead parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 50 TL 1840
Chlorurus enneacanthus Captain parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 50 TL 1802
Chlorurus frontalis Pacific slopehead parrotfish Pacific Ocean 50 TL 1840
Chlorurus genazonatus Sinai parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 31 TL 1983
Chlorurus gibbus Heavybeak parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 70 TL 1829
Chlorurus japanensis Palecheek parrotfish Pacific Ocean 31 TL 1789
Chlorurus microrhinos Steephead parrots Pacific Ocean 70 TL 1854
Chlorurus oedema Knothead parrotfish Indo-West Pacific 42 TL 1909
Chlorurus perspicillatus Spectacled parrotfish Eastern Central Pacific 60.9 SL 1879
Chlorurus rhakoura Raggedfin parrotfish Eastern Indian Ocean 44.2 SL 1997
Chlorurus sordidus Daisy parrotfish Indian Ocean. 40 TL 1775
Chlorurus spilurus Pacific bullethead parrotfish Western Central Pacific 1840
Chlorurus strongylocephalus Steephead parrotfish Indian Ocean 70 TL 1855
Chlorurus troschelii Troschel's parrotfish Indo-West Pacific 34.6 TL 1853



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