Greenlip Parrotfish, Scarus viridifucatus (Smith 1956)


Other Names: Green-snout Parrotfish, Roundhead Parrotfish

A Roundhead Parrotfish, Scarus viridifucatus, in the Maldives. Source: Rainer Kretzberg / FishBase. License: CC by Attribution

Summary:
A greenish parrotfish with pink scale margins, and a large bluish-green patch on the side of the snout that runs under the chin. Females are dark brown with a dark reddish to orange-brown head, and sometimes five indistinct irregular pale bars on the body.

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Scarus viridifucatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 23 Jan 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/5019

Greenlip Parrotfish, Scarus viridifucatus (Smith 1956)

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Distribution

Occurs at the Australian territories of Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean.

Features

Dorsal fin IX, 10; Anal fin III, 9; Pectoral fin 13-15; Median predorsal scales 3-5; Cheek scale rows 3.
Females with 0-2 conical teeth on side of dental plate, terminal males with 1-2 teeth in both jaws; caudal fin truncate in females, somewhat emarginate in males.

Species Citation

Callyodon viridifucatus Smith 1956, Ichthyological Bulletin, Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown 1: 12, pl. 42 (figs. B, I). Type locality: Shimoni, Kenya.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2018

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Greenlip Parrotfish, Scarus viridifucatus (Smith 1956)

References


Allen, G. 2012. Scarus viridifucatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T154971A17900949. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012.RLTS.T154971A17900949.en. Downloaded on 17 May 2018.

Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

Allen, G.R. & Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1994. Fishes of Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 412: 1-21 

Hattori, J. 1984. A scarid fish Scarus viridifucatus distinct from Scarus ovifrons. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 31(2): 188.

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 

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 

Randall, J.E. & Bruce, R.W. 1983. The parrotfishes of the subfamily Scarinae of the western Indian Ocean with descriptions of three new species. Ichthyological Bulletin of the J.L.B. Smith Institute, Grahamstown 47: 1-39, pls 1-6 

Smith, J.L.B. 1956. The parrot fishes of the family Callyodontidae of the western Indian Ocean. Ichthyological Bulletin, Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown 1: 1-23 figs 41-45

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37386042

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:1-15 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:32 cm TL

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