Schlegel's Parrotfish, Scarus schlegeli (Bleeker 1861)


A male (terminal phase) Schlegel's Parrotfish, Scarus schlegeli, at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Source: Andy Lewis / Lizard Island Field Guide. License: CC by Attribution

Summary:
Males are dark bluish to purple with a pale blue on the upper body anteriorly, and a yellow-edged vertical blue line through the midsection. Females (initial phase) are dark brownish with 4-5 pale chevron-shaped bands on the body.

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Dianne J. Bray, Scarus schlegeli in Fishes of Australia, accessed 12 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/401

Schlegel's Parrotfish, Scarus schlegeli (Bleeker 1861)

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