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lexID: 2971 AphiaID: 278899 Scientific: Hipposcarus longiceps German: Pazifische Langnase English: Long-nosed Parrotfish, Pacific Longnose Parrotfish, Red-stripe Parrotfish Category: Parrotfishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Hipposcarus (Genus) > longiceps (Species) Initial determination: (Valenciennes, ), 1840 Occurrence: American Samoa, Australia, Bakers Island, Brunei Darussalam, Caroline Island, China, Christmas Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Gambier Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Howland Island, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Line Islands, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Spratly Islands, Taiwan, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, The Ryukyu Islands, the Society Islands, Timor, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Pacific Ocean Sea depth: 2 - 40 Meter Size: up to 15.75" (40 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) Food: Algae, Coral polyps = corallivorous Tank: 1319.87 gal (~ 6000L) Difficulty: Only for advanced aquarists 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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Created: 2010-01-02 05:07:45
Last edit: 2017-08-16 21:56:24
Hipposcarus longiceps also known as the Pacific Longnose Parrotfish are usaly found in coral reefs in to the whole western Pacific usually in schools over sandy areas where they are camouflaged by their pale colour. Terminal males often on forereef slope to 40 m.
Hipposcarus longiceps body color is mostly blue and/or green with orange "markers". The mouth is, as its name suggests, long (if not pointed) and the upper lip is orange, the fins are blue and orange. The approach of the tail fin and the beginning of the tail fin itself is yellow.
Scarus longiceps Valenciennes, 1840
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labroidei (Suborder) > Scaridae (Family) > Scarinae (Subfamily) > Hipposcarus (Genus) > Hipposcarus longiceps (Species)
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