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Chlorurus cyanescens Blue humphead parrotfish

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Foto: KwaZulu-Natal, Sodwana Bay, Süd-Afrika
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lexID:
12448 
AphiaID:
219084 
Scientific:
Chlorurus cyanescens 
German:
"Cyanfarbener Buckelkopf"-Papageifisch 
English:
Blue Humphead Parrotfish 
Category:
Parrotfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Chlorurus (Genus) > cyanescens (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Valenciennes, ), 1840 
Occurrence:
Comores, East Africa, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Réunion , South-Africa, Tansania, Western Indian Ocean, Zanzibar 
Sea depth:
3 - 30 Meter 
Size:
up to 19.69" (50 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Algae 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-09-29 13:48:20 

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Synonyme:
Pseudoscarus chloromelas Günther, 1867
Scarus cyanascens Valenciennes, 1840
Scarus cyanescens Valenciennes, 1840
Xanothon chloromelas (Günther, 1867)

This species inhabits outer reef slopes (Randall and Bruce 1983), and rich coral areas
Solitary or in small groups, relatively rare.

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