Greenfin Parrotfish, Chlorurus sordidus (Forsskål 1775)


Other Names: Bullethead Parrotfish, Burnt Parrotfish, Daisy Parrotfish, Green Parrotfish, Green-finned Parrotfish, Shabby Parrotfish

A Greenfin Parrotfish, Chlorurus sordidus, at Direction Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the eastern Indian Ocean. Source: sea kangaroo / iNaturalist. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives

Summary:
Occurs in the Australian territories of Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean. This species was previously thought to occur throughout the Indo-west-central Pacific, however, Chlorurus spilurus is the correct name for populations in mainland Australia.

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Bray, D.J. 2020, Chlorurus sordidus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 12 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/396

Greenfin Parrotfish, Chlorurus sordidus (Forsskål 1775)

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Distribution

Known from the Australian territories of Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the eastern Indian Ocean. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical Red Sea, Indian Ocean.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2020

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Greenfin Parrotfish, Chlorurus sordidus (Forsskål 1775)

References


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Bellwood, D.R. 1985. The functional morphology, systematics and behavioural ecology of parrotfishes (Family Scaridae), Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University, Townsville. 

Bellwood, D.R. 1985. The functional morphology, systematics and behavioural ecology of parrotfishes (Family Scaridae), Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University, Townsville, 139 pp. PDF   

Choat, J.H., Carpenter, K.E., Clements, K.D., Rocha, L.A., Russell, B., Myers, R., Lazuardi, M.E., Muljadi, A., Pardede, S. & Rahardjo, P. 2012. Chlorurus sordidus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T190715A17795228. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012.RLTS.T190715A17795228.en. Downloaded on 22 September 2016.

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Hobbs, J-P.A., Newman, S.J., Mitsopoulos, G.E.A., Travers, M.J., Skepper, C.L., Gilligan, J.J., Allen, G.R., Choat, H.J. & Ayling, A.M. 2014. Checklist and new records of Christmas Island fishes: the influence of isolation, biogeography and habitat availability on species abundance and community composition. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement 30: 184–202. See ref online

Hobbs, J-P.A., Newman, S .J., Mitsopoulos, G.E.A., Travers, M.J., Skepper, C.L., Gilligan, J.J., Allen, G.R., Choat, H.J. & Ayling, A.M. 2014. Fishes of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands: new records, community composition and biogeographic significance. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement 30: 203–219. See ref online

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Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37386030

Biology:Hermaphrodite

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:1-50 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:39 cm TL

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