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Scarus globiceps  Valenciennes, 1840

Globehead parrotfish
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Scarus globiceps
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > 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: Valenciennes.

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina revassocierade; djupintervall 1 - 30 m (Ref. 90102), usually ? - 12 m (Ref. 89972).   Tropical, preferred ?; 30°N - 28°S

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Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Line and Society islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Shark Bay and the southern Great Barrier Reef of Australia and Rapa in the Austral Islands. Presence in Somalia to be confirmed (Ref. 30573).

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 45.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 5450); publicerad maxvikt: 500.00 g (Ref. 3488)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 9; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 10; Taggstrålar i analfenan 3; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 9. Primary phases of S. globiceps, S. psittacus and S. rivulatus are difficult to distinguish from one another. S. globiceps differs in that it is the only one with 3 scale rows and 5 or more scales in the ventral row.

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Inhabits lagoons, seaward reefs, and reef flats (Ref. 90102). More common in outer reef habitats than in protected waters. Spawns in groups or in pairs. Feeds on benthic algae (Ref. 89972). Caught mainly with traps, nets and other types of artisanal gear.

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

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Parenti, P. and J.E. Randall, 2000. An annotated checklist of the species of the labroid fish families Labridae and Scaridae. Ichthyol. Bull. J.L.B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol. (68):1-97. (Ref. 35918)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fiskeri: kommersiell; Akvarium: Kommersiell
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