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Scarus vetula  Bloch & Schneider, 1801

Queen parrotfish
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Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > 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.

Medioambiente / Clima / Gama Ecología

; marino asociado a arrecife; rango de profundidad 3 - 25 m (Ref. 9710).   Tropical, preferred ?; 33°N - 8°N, 98°W - 59°W

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

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 61.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 7251); common length : 32.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 3802)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 9; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 10; Espinas anales 3; Radios blandos anales: 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).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. 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 Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

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).

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador : Westneat, Mark | Colaboradores

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)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 30911)




Human uses

Pesquerías: escaso valor comercial; Acuario: Comercial
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