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Leptoscarus vaigiensis Marbled Parrotfish, Blue-spotted Parrotfish, Marbled Parrot-fish, Slender Parrotfish


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lexID:
12887 
AphiaID:
219091 
Scientific:
Leptoscarus vaigiensis 
German:
Marmorierter Papageifisch, Seegras Papageifisch 
English:
Marbled Parrotfish, Blue-spotted Parrotfish, Marbled Parrot-fish, Slender Parrotfish 
Category:
Parrotfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Leptoscarus (Genus) > vaigiensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Quoy & Gaimard, ), 1824 
Occurrence:
Hong Kong, Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti, (the) Maldives, Admiralty Islands, Austral Islands, Australia, Bali, Brunei Darussalam, Central Pazific, China, Comores, Cook Islands, East Africa, Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Eastern Indian Ocean, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Komodo (Komodo Island), Lord Howe Island, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, Nauru, New Caledonia, New South Wales (Australia), New Zealand, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Northern Territory (Australia), Ogasawara Islands, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Raja Amat, Red Sea, Réunion , Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South America, Southeast Atlantic, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Taiwan, Tansania, the Andaman Sea, The Bahamas, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, The Ryukyu Islands, the Seychelles, the Society Islands, Timor, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Australia, Western Indian Ocean, Yemen 
Sea depth:
0 - 50 Meter 
Size:
up to 13.78" (35 cm) 
Temperature:
- (22,1°C - 32,3°C) 
Food:
Algae, Aquatic plant, Herbivorous, Sea weed 
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)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-03-16 15:57:32 

Husbandry

Leptoscarus vaigiensis, the Marbled Parrotfish, usually occurs in small groups.
Unlike other parrotfishes, males and females look very similar and do not change sex.
Larvae of this species is associated with drifting algae.
Leptoscarus vaigiensis inhabits seagrass beds and algal-covered reef areas in sheltered bays, harbours and lagoons.

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Transition


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