Scarus fuscopurpureus (Klunzinger, 1871)
Purple-brown parrotfish
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Scaridae (Parrotfishes), subfamily: Scarinae
 Max. size:  38 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 2 - 20 m
 Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea (Ref. 8883) and Somalia (Ref. 30573).
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Occurs in shallow water, often over sand or weed bottoms with coral heads (Ref. 9710). Found in pairs or small groups (Ref. 9710).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.08.95
 Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 12.06.03

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