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Scarus perrico Bumphead parrotfish


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lexID:
8422 
AphiaID:
276057 
Scientific:
Scarus perrico 
German:
Perrico Papageifisch 
English:
Bumphead Parrotfish 
Category:
Parrotfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Scarus (Genus) > perrico (Species) 
Initial determination:
Jordan & Gilbert, 1882 
Occurrence:
El Salvador, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Gulf of California, Honduras, Mexico (East Pacific), Nicaragua, Panama, Peru 
Sea depth:
3 - 36 Meter 
Size:
up to 29.92" (76 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Algae, Aquatic plant, Sea weed 
Tank:
2199.78 gal (~ 10000L) 
Difficulty:
suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only 
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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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2015-05-21 20:02:09 

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Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Special thanks for the first photo of Ostorhinchus ocellicaudus to Dr. Ross Robertson, Australia.

He has taken this photo at Galapagos, where the parotfish lives in a depth of 3 to 36 meters in shallow coastal waters.

This species is found near rocky and coral reefs and occurs in small aggregations and feeds by scraping the substrate for coralline red algae, and probably on coral polyps.

In Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama, this fish can be found over massive corals, rocky reef and zone of madreporic branching corals.

This species is endemic to the Eastern Pacific, and is found from Baja California and the Gulf of California to northern Peru, including the Galapagos and Malpelo Islands, but common throughout much of its range.

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 perrico (Species)

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