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Scarus vetula  Bloch & Schneider, 1801

Queen parrotfish
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Classification / Names Noms communs | Synonymes | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinoptérygiens (poissons à nageoires rayonnées) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Scaridae (Parrotfishes) > Scarinae
Etymology: Scarus: Greek, skaros = a fish described by anciente writers as a parrot fish; 1601 (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Bloch, Schneider.

Environnement / Climat / Gamme Écologie

; marin récifal; profondeur 3 - 25 m (Ref. 9710).   Tropical, preferred ?; 33°N - 8°N, 98°W - 59°W

Distribution Pays | Zones FAO | Écosystèmes | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Central Atlantic: Bermuda, Florida (USA), and Bahamas to northern South America; throughout the Caribbean Sea.

Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 61.0 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 7251); common length : 32.0 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 3802)

Description synthétique Morphologie | Morphométrie

Épines dorsales (Total): 9; Rayons mous dorsaux (Total): 10; Épines anales 3; Rayons mous anaux: 9. Young adults of both sexes dark gray overall, with broad white stripe slightly below mid-side. Super males have upper pectoral fin margin and upper and lower margins of tail dusky with submarginal band of brownish orange (Ref. 26938).

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

Inhabits coral reefs and adjacent habitats. Feeds on algae scraped from rocks or dead coral. Sleeps in a mucus cocoon (Ref. 9710). Often seen in groups of one super male with several young adults, most of which are probably females (Ref. 26938). A protogynous hermaphrodite (Ref. 55367).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

Forms permanent harem groups composed of a single male and several smaller females (Ref. 55367). A monandric species (Ref. 55367). Length at sex change = 25.2 cm TL (Ref. 55367).

Référence principale Upload your references | Références | Coordinateur : Westneat, Mark | Collaborateurs

Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 30911)




Utilisations par l'homme

Pêcheries: intérêt commercial mineur; Aquarium: Commercial
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