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Sparisoma aurofrenatum Redband parrotfish


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lexID:
4593 
AphiaID:
273772 
Scientific:
Sparisoma aurofrenatum 
German:
Rotband-Papageienfisch 
English:
Redband Parrotfish 
Category:
Parrotfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Sparisoma (Genus) > aurofrenatum (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Valenciennes, ), 1840 
Occurrence:
Suriname, Guadeloupe, Barbados, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Florida, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, USA, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, U.S. 
Sea depth:
2 - 20 Meter 
Size:
7.87" - 11.02" (20cm - 28cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Algae, Aquatic plant, Sea weed 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Has a poison harmful to health 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-11-29 17:32:15 

Toxicity

This is a general hint!
Sparisoma aurofrenatum has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Sparisoma aurofrenatum in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Sparisoma aurofrenatum. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

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Husbandry

(Valenciennes, 1840)

Distribution:
Western Atlantic: Bermuda, Florida (USA), and Bahamas to Central America and Brazil; throughout the Caribbean Sea.

Biology:
Inhabits coral reefs, young usually in adjacent seagrass beds. Often rests on the bottom.
Feeds on plants. Solitary or in small groups.
A protogynous hermaphrodite.

Reports of ciguatera poisoning.

Synonymised taxa:
Scarus aurofrenatus Valenciennes, 1840
Scarus distinctus Poey, 1861
Sparisoma distinctum (Poey, 1861)

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labroidei (Suborder) > Scaridae (Family) > Sparisomatinae (Subfamily) > Sparisoma (Genus) > Sparisoma aurofrenatum (Species)

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