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lexID: 8409 AphiaID: 276045 Scientific: Scarus flavipectoralis German: Papageifisch English: Yellowfin Parrotfish, Rainbow Parrotfish, King Parrotfish Category: Parrotfishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Scarus (Genus) > flavipectoralis (Species) Initial determination: Schultz, 1958 Occurrence: Australia, Bali, Caroline Island, Flores, Great Barrier Reef, Indonesia, Komodo (Komodo Island), Lembeh Strait, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Raja Amat, Solomon Islands, Sulawesi, Sumatra, The Bangai Archipelago, Timor, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Australia Sea depth: 2 - 40 Meter Size: up to 15.75" (40 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) Food: Algae, Aquatic plant, Coral polyps = corallivorous Tank: 659.94 gal (~ 3000L) Difficulty: Only for advanced aquarists 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: 2015-05-17 19:26:18
Last edit: 2020-08-03 11:24:59
This species is found in the Indo-Pacific from the Philippines to the southern Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia, eastwards to Marshall and Caroline islands, southwards to Scott Reef off northwestern Australia.
This species inhabits coastal, sandy areas and lagoon reef slopes, occasionally as shallow as 2 m. It is found solitary or form groups.
Juveniles recruit to shallow rubble areas.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labroidei (Suborder) > Scaridae (Family) > Scarinae (Subfamily) > Scarus (Genus) > Scarus flavipectoralis (Species)
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