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Chlorurus sordidus Bullethead Parrotfish, Burnt Parrotfish, Daisy Parrotfish, Green-finned Parrotfish, Green Parrotfish, Shabby Parrotfish


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lexID:
2875 
AphiaID:
219082 
Scientific:
Chlorurus sordidus 
German:
Kugelkopf-Papageifisch 
English:
Bullethead Parrotfish, Burnt Parrotfish, Daisy Parrotfish, Green-finned Parrotfish, Green Parrotfish, Shabby Parrotfish 
Category:
Parrotfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Chlorurus (Genus) > sordidus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Forsskål, ), 1775 
Occurrence:
Kuwait, Djibouti, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Eritrea, Sudan, Hong Kong, the Persian Gulf , (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Austral Islands, Australia, Bahrain, Caroline Island, China, Christmas Islands, Cook Islands, East Africa, Egypt, French Polynesia, Gambier Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Hawaii, Iceland, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Irak, Iran, Japan, Johnston Atoll, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Komodo (Komodo Island), Lord Howe Island, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Maumere, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Moorea, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Ogasawara Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Quatar, Queensland (Australia), Raja Amat, Red Sea, Réunion , Rodriguez, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Bangai Archipelago, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, The Ryukyu Islands, the Seychelles, the Society Islands, Togean Islands, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Indian Ocean, Yemen 
Sea depth:
1 - 50 Meter 
Size:
up to 15.75" (40 cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 82.4 °F (23°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Algae, Aquatic plant, Detritus, Invertebrates, Zoobenthos, Zooplankton 
Tank:
549.95 gal (~ 2500L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-02-09 17:31:22 

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One of the most widespread parrotfishes, but highly variable and some geographical forms that are probably subspecific. Inhabit both coral rich and open pavement areas of shallow reef flats and lagoon and seaward reefs. Juveniles found in coral rubble areas of reef flats and lagoons. Feed on benthic algae

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