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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: , Djibouti , Hong Kong , Sudan , Eritrea (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:
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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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