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Scarus oviceps Dark capped parrotfish


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lexID:
7511 
AphiaID:
219111 
Scientific:
Scarus oviceps 
German:
Papageifisch 
English:
Dark Capped Parrotfish 
Category:
Parrotfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Scarus (Genus) > oviceps (Species) 
Initial determination:
Valenciennes, 1840 
Occurrence:
American Samoa, Austral Islands, Australia, Bali, Borneo (Kalimantan), Caroline Island, China, Christmas Islands, Cook Islands, Eastern Indian Ocean, French Polynesia, Gambier Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Maumere, Mauritius, Micronesia, Moorea, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Ogasawara Islands, Palau, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Raja Amat, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sulawesi, Tahiti, Taiwan, The Bangai Archipelago, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, The Ryukyu Islands, the Society Islands, Togean Islands, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vietnam, Wake Atoll, Western Australia 
Sea depth:
1 - 20 Meter 
Size:
up to 13.78" (35 cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 78.8 °F (23°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Algae, Coral polyps = corallivorous, Frozen Food (large sort) 
Tank:
549.95 gal (~ 2500L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-08-02 14:47:18 

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Scarus oviceps Valenciennes, 1840
Dark capped parrotfish

Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs to at least 10 m. Also found in lagoons and coastal and outer reefs to 20 m deep. Occurs singly. May also form groups.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Scarinae (Subfamily) > Scarus (Genus)

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