Sparisoma strigatum (G√ľnther, 1862)
Strigate parrotfish
photo by Wirtz, P.

 Family:  Scaridae (Parrotfishes), subfamily: Sparisomatinae
 Max. size:  45 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 5 - 20 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Ascension and St. Helena.
 Biology:  Occasionally occur in groups of up to six individuals (Ref . 7360). Adults usually found in rocky areas at less than 10 m depth (Ref. 86997). Juveniles occasional amongst weed and rubble patches on sand at 15-18 m depth. Occasionally eaten (Ref. 5288).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 29.04.96
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 09.06.15

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