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Schwarzer Papageienfisch (Scarus niger) mit Resten der roten juvenilen Zeichnung. Uploaded by spacediver. Image detail
Scarus niger; Aufnahme Malediven
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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:
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Created: 2011-05-08 10:08:07
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Scarus niger Forsskål, 1775
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.
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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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