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lexID: 9045 AphiaID: 219114 Scientific: Scarus scaber German: Fünfsattel-Papageifisch English: Fivesaddle Parrotfish Category: Parrotfishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Scarus (Genus) > scaber (Species) Initial determination: Valenciennes, 1840 Occurrence: , Djibouti (the) Maldives, China, East Africa, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Réunion , Somalia, South-Africa, Sumatra, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Seychelles, Vietnam, Western Indian Ocean Size: up to 14.57" (37 cm) Temperature: 73.4 °F - 78.8 °F (23°C - 26°C) Food: Algae, Frozen Food (large sort) Tank: 1319.87 gal (~ 6000L) Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Scarus scaber Valenciennes, 1840
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Inhabits shallow lagoon reefs, in areas with dense coral cover. Individuals in the initial phase form groups.
The fish feed on algae and coral branches/mounds in a depth of 20 meters, an ideal depth for divers.
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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