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Scarus hoefleri Guinean parrotfish


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lexID:
4787 
AphiaID:
276050 
Scientific:
Scarus hoefleri 
German:
Papageifisch 
English:
Guinean Parrotfish 
Category:
Parrotfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Scarus (Genus) > hoefleri (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Steindachner, ), 1881 
Occurrence:
Benin, Gambia, Ghana, Angola, Cameroon, Congo, East-Atlantic Ocean, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Mauritania, Nigeria, São Tomé e Principé, Senegal, Sierra Leone, the Cape Verde Archipelago, The Gulf of Guinea, the Ivory Coast, Togo, West Africa 
Sea depth:
1 - 15 Meter 
Size:
15.75" - 23.62" (40cm - 60cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Algae 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
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:
2019-11-21 22:16:04 

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(Steindachner, 1881)

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Congo.

Biology
Inhabits rocky coastal areas.
A herbivorous species with specialized pharyngeal bones and muscles.
Occurs in shallow water.

Synonymised taxa:
Callyodon hoefleri (Steindachneri, 1881)
Pseudoscarus hoefleri Steindachner, 1881

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