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Scarus niger Dusky parrotfish


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lexID:
3675 
AphiaID:
219129 
Scientific:
Scarus niger 
German:
Schwarzer Papageifisch 
English:
Dusky Parrotfish 
Category:
Parrotfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Scarus (Genus) > niger (Species) 
Initial determination:
Forsskål, 1775 
Occurrence:
Hong Kong, Sudan, (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Australia, Bali, China, Christmas Islands, Egypt, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Komodo (Komodo Island), Lord Howe Island, Marschall Islands, Maumere, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Ogasawara Islands, Palau, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Raja Amat, Red Sea, Samoa, Somalia, South-Africa, Sumatra, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Bangai Archipelago, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, The Ryukyu Islands, the Seychelles, the Society Islands, Timor, Togean Islands, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Australia, Yemen 
Sea depth:
0 - 20 Meter 
Size:
up to 15.75" (40 cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 80.6 °F (23°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Algae, Coral polyps = corallivorous 
Tank:
1099.89 gal (~ 5000L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
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:
2019-11-12 10:53:21 

Husbandry

Scarus niger Forsskål, 1775
Dusky parrotfish

Inhabits coral-rich areas of clear lagoons, channels, and outer reef slopes. Lives generally solitary. Juveniles in small groups on algae and coral reefs inshore. Feeds on benthic algae.

External links

  1. Fishbase (multi)

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Husbandry know-how of owners

Laggeman am 23.12.11#1
I have had this fish for a couple of weeks now and I must say it grows on me the more I look at it and the longer I keep it. It's a kind fish, not disturbing to any corals or fish, eating just about anything I put in the tank, flaskes, pellets and frozen live food.
It does swin about alot and should be given plenty of space as it grows.
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