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Family: Scaridae Parrotfishes



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100 species (see list below)

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Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Bolbometopon muricatum (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Bolbometopon muricatum
[Green humphead parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific and Eastern
Max. Length 54 cm TL
Calotomus carolinus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Calotomus carolinus
[Carolines parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Calotomus japonicus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Calotomus japonicus
[Japanese parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Calotomus spinidens (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Calotomus spinidens
[Spinytooth parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Calotomus viridescens (Rüppell, 1835)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Calotomus viridescens
[Viridescent parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Calotomus zonarchus (Jenkins, 1903)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Calotomus zonarchus
[Yellowbar parrot]

Photo by Moldzio, S.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Cetoscarus bicolor (Rüppell, 1829)

Photo by Moldzio, S.
 
Cetoscarus bicolor
[Bicolour parrotfish]

Photo by Asman, P.

Indo- Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm SL
Cetoscarus ocellatus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Asman, P.
 
Cetoscarus ocellatus
[Spotted parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Chlorurus atrilunula (Randall & Bruce, 1983)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus atrilunula
[Bluemoon parrotfish]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 49 cm TL
Chlorurus bleekeri (de Beaufort, 1940)

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Chlorurus bleekeri
[Bleeker's parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Chlorurus bowersi (Snyder, 1909)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus bowersi
[Bower's parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Chlorurus capistratoides (Bleeker, 1847)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus capistratoides
[Indian parrotfish]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Chlorurus cyanescens (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by FAO
 
Chlorurus cyanescens
[Blue humphead parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Chlorurus enneacanthus (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus enneacanthus
[Captain parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Chlorurus frontalis (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus frontalis
[Pacific slopehead parrotfish]

Photo by Moldzio, S.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Chlorurus genazonatus (Randall & Bruce, 1983)

Photo by Moldzio, S.
 
Chlorurus genazonatus
[Sinai parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Chlorurus gibbus (Rüppell, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus gibbus
[Heavybeak parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Chlorurus japanensis (Bloch, 1789)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus japanensis
[Palecheek parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Chlorurus microrhinos (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus microrhinos
[Steephead parrots]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Chlorurus oedema (Snyder, 1909)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Chlorurus oedema
[Knothead parrotfish]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 60.9 cm SL
Chlorurus perspicillatus (Steindachner, 1879)

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Chlorurus perspicillatus
[Spectacled parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 44.2 cm SL
Chlorurus rhakoura Randall & Anderson, 1997

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus rhakoura
[Raggedfin parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Chlorurus sordidus (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus sordidus
[Daisy parrotfish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific.

 
Chlorurus spilurus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Chlorurus strongylocephalus (Bleeker, 1855)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus strongylocephalus
[Steephead parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 34.6 cm TL
Chlorurus troschelii (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus troschelii
[Troschel's parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Cryptotomus roseus Cope, 1871

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cryptotomus roseus
[Bluelip parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Hipposcarus harid (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hipposcarus harid
[Candelamoa parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Hipposcarus longiceps (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hipposcarus longiceps
[Pacific longnose parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Leptoscarus vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Leptoscarus vaigiensis
[Marbled parrotfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Nicholsina denticulata (Evermann & Radcliffe, 1917)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Nicholsina denticulata
[Loosetooth parrotfish]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 24 cm SL

 
Nicholsina usta collettei
[]

Photo by Cox, C.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Nicholsina usta usta (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Cox, C.
 
Nicholsina usta usta
[Emerald parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Scarus altipinnis (Steindachner, 1879)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus altipinnis
[Filament-finned parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Scarus arabicus (Steindachner, 1902)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus arabicus
[Arabian parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Scarus caudofasciatus (Günther, 1862)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus caudofasciatus
[Redbarred parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Scarus chameleon Choat & Randall, 1986

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus chameleon
[Chameleon parrotfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Scarus chinensis
[]

Photo by Venier, J.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 77 cm TL
Scarus coelestinus Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Venier, J.
 
Scarus coelestinus
[Midnight parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Scarus coeruleus (Edwards, 1771)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus coeruleus
[Blue parrotfish]

Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Scarus collana Rüppell, 1835

Photo by Field, R.
 
Scarus collana
[Red Sea parrotfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 68 cm TL
Scarus compressus (Osburn & Nichols, 1916)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Scarus compressus
[Azure parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Scarus dimidiatus Bleeker, 1859

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus dimidiatus
[Yellowbarred parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 35.6 cm SL
Scarus dubius Bennett, 1828

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus dubius
[Regal parrot]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Scarus falcipinnis (Playfair, 1868)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus falcipinnis
[Sicklefin parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Scarus ferrugineus Forsskål, 1775

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus ferrugineus
[Rusty parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Scarus festivus Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus festivus
[Festive parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Scarus flavipectoralis Schultz, 1958

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus flavipectoralis
[Yellowfin parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Scarus forsteni (Bleeker, 1861)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus forsteni
[Forsten's parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Scarus frenatus Lacepède, 1802

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus frenatus
[Bridled parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Scarus fuscocaudalis Randall & Myers, 2000

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus fuscocaudalis
[Darktail parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Scarus fuscopurpureus (Klunzinger, 1871)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus fuscopurpureus
[Purple-brown parrotfish]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Scarus ghobban Forsskål, 1775

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Scarus ghobban
[Blue-barred parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Scarus globiceps Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus globiceps
[Globehead parrotfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Scarus gracilis
[]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Scarus guacamaia Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Scarus guacamaia
[Rainbow parrotfish]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Scarus hoefleri (Steindachner, 1881)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Scarus hoefleri
[Guinean parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Scarus hypselopterus Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus hypselopterus
[Yellow-tail parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Scarus iseri (Bloch, 1789)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus iseri
[Striped parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Scarus koputea Randall & Choat, 1980

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus koputea
[Marquesan parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

South Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Scarus longipinnis Randall & Choat, 1980

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus longipinnis
[Highfin parrotfish]

Photo by Satapoomin, U.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 19.0 cm TL
Scarus maculipinna Westneat, Satapoomin & Randall, 2007

Photo by Satapoomin, U.
 
Scarus maculipinna
[Spot fin parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Scarus niger Forsskål, 1775

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus niger
[Dusky parrotfish]

Photo by Earle, J.L.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm SL
Scarus obishime Randall & Earle, 1993

Photo by Earle, J.L.
 
Scarus obishime
[]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Scarus oviceps Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Scarus oviceps
[Dark capped parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 78 cm TL
Scarus ovifrons Temminck & Schlegel, 1846

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus ovifrons
[Knobsnout parrotfish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Scarus perrico Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Scarus perrico
[Bumphead parrotfish]

Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Scarus persicus Randall & Bruce, 1983

Photo by Field, R.
 
Scarus persicus
[Gulf parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Scarus prasiognathos Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus prasiognathos
[Singapore parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Scarus psittacus Forsskål, 1775

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus psittacus
[Common parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Scarus quoyi Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus quoyi
[Quoy's parrotfish]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Scarus rivulatus Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Scarus rivulatus
[Rivulated parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Scarus rubroviolaceus Bleeker, 1847

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus rubroviolaceus
[Ember parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Scarus russelii Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus russelii
[Eclipse parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 37 cm TL
Scarus scaber Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus scaber
[Fivesaddle parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Scarus schlegeli (Bleeker, 1861)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus schlegeli
[Yellowband parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Scarus spinus (Kner, 1868)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus spinus
[Greensnout parrotfish]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Scarus taeniopterus Lesson, 1829

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Scarus taeniopterus
[Princess parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 26.6 cm SL
Scarus tricolor Bleeker, 1847

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus tricolor
[Tricolour parrotfish]

Photo by Sazima, I.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 35.5 cm SL
Scarus trispinosus Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Scarus trispinosus
[]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Scarus vetula Bloch & Schneider, 1801

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Scarus vetula
[Queen parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Scarus viridifucatus (Smith, 1956)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus viridifucatus
[Roundhead parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 54 cm TL
Scarus xanthopleura Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus xanthopleura
[Red parrotfish]

Photo by Luiz, Jr., O.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 33.2 cm SL
Scarus zelindae Moura, Figueiredo & Sazima, 2001

Photo by Luiz, Jr., O.
 
Scarus zelindae
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Scarus zufar Randall & Hoover, 1995

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus zufar
[Dhofar parrotfish]

Photo by Krajewski, J.P.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 39 cm SL
Sparisoma amplum (Ranzani, 1841)

Photo by Krajewski, J.P.
 
Sparisoma amplum
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Sparisoma atomarium (Poey, 1861)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sparisoma atomarium
[Greenblotch parrotfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Sparisoma aurofrenatum (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Sparisoma aurofrenatum
[Redband parrotfish]

Photo by Krajewski, J.P.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 37 cm SL
Sparisoma axillare (Steindachner, 1878)

Photo by Krajewski, J.P.
 
Sparisoma axillare
[]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 31.4 cm SL
Sparisoma choati Rocha, Brito & Robertson, 2012

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Sparisoma choati
[West-African Parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Sparisoma chrysopterum (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sparisoma chrysopterum
[Redtail parrotfish]

Photo by Minguell, C.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Sparisoma cretense (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Minguell, C.
 
Sparisoma cretense
[Parrotfish]

Photo by Luiz, Jr., O.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 34.5 cm SL
Sparisoma frondosum (Agassiz, 1831)

Photo by Luiz, Jr., O.
 
Sparisoma frondosum
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Sparisoma griseorubrum
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Sparisoma radians (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sparisoma radians
[Bucktooth parrotfish]
No picture found
Southwestern Atlantic
Max. Length 26.8 cm SL

 
Sparisoma rocha
[Trindade parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 47.8 cm TL
Sparisoma rubripinne (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sparisoma rubripinne
[Redfin parrotfish]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Sparisoma strigatum (Günther, 1862)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Sparisoma strigatum
[Strigate parrotfish]

Photo by Krajewski, J.P.

Southwestern Atlantic
Max. Length 15.4 cm SL
Sparisoma tuiupiranga Gasparini, Joyeux & Floeter, 2003

Photo by Krajewski, J.P.
 
Sparisoma tuiupiranga
[]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 64 cm TL
Sparisoma viride (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Sparisoma viride
[Stoplight parrotfish]
100 Species of Family Scaridae
(Parrotfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1840 Bolbometopon muricatum Green humphead parrotfish Indo-Pacific 130 TL
1840 Calotomus carolinus Carolines parrotfish Indo-Pacific and Eastern 54 TL
1840 Calotomus japonicus Japanese parrotfish Northwest Pacific 39 TL
1824 Calotomus spinidens Spinytooth parrotfish Indo-West Pacific 30 TL
1835 Calotomus viridescens Viridescent parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 21 SL
1903 Calotomus zonarchus Yellowbar parrot Pacific Ocean 33 TL
1829 Cetoscarus bicolor Bicolour parrotfish Indo-Pacific 90 TL
1840 Cetoscarus ocellatus Spotted parrotfish Indo- Pacific 80 SL
1983 Chlorurus atrilunula Bluemoon parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 30 TL
1940 Chlorurus bleekeri Bleeker's parrotfish Western Central Pacific 49 TL
1909 Chlorurus bowersi Bower's parrotfish Western Pacific 40 TL
1847 Chlorurus capistratoides Indian parrotfish Indian Ocean 40 TL
1840 Chlorurus cyanescens Blue humphead parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 50 TL
1802 Chlorurus enneacanthus Captain parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 50 TL
1840 Chlorurus frontalis Pacific slopehead parrotfish Pacific Ocean 50 TL
1983 Chlorurus genazonatus Sinai parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 31 TL
1829 Chlorurus gibbus Heavybeak parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 70 TL
1789 Chlorurus japanensis Palecheek parrotfish Pacific Ocean 31 TL
1854 Chlorurus microrhinos Steephead parrots Pacific Ocean 70 TL
1909 Chlorurus oedema Knothead parrotfish Indo-West Pacific 42 TL
1879 Chlorurus perspicillatus Spectacled parrotfish Eastern Central Pacific 60.9 SL
1997 Chlorurus rhakoura Raggedfin parrotfish Eastern Indian Ocean 44.2 SL
1775 Chlorurus sordidus Daisy parrotfish Indo-Pacific 40 TL
1840 Chlorurus spilurus Western Central Pacific.
1855 Chlorurus strongylocephalus Steephead parrotfish Indian Ocean 70 TL
1853 Chlorurus troschelii Troschel's parrotfish Indo-West Pacific 34.6 TL
1871 Cryptotomus roseus Bluelip parrotfish Western Atlantic 13 TL
1775 Hipposcarus harid Candelamoa parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 75 TL
1840 Hipposcarus longiceps Pacific longnose parrotfish Pacific Ocean 60 TL
1824 Leptoscarus vaigiensis Marbled parrotfish Indo-Pacific 35 TL
1917 Nicholsina denticulata Loosetooth parrotfish Eastern Pacific 32 TL
1968 Nicholsina usta collettei Eastern Atlantic 24 SL
1840 Nicholsina usta usta Emerald parrotfish Western Atlantic 30 TL
1879 Scarus altipinnis Filament-finned parrotfish Pacific Ocean 60 TL
1902 Scarus arabicus Arabian parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 45 TL
1862 Scarus caudofasciatus Redbarred parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 50 TL
1986 Scarus chameleon Chameleon parrotfish Pacific Ocean 31 TL
1867 Scarus chinensis Northwest Pacific
1840 Scarus coelestinus Midnight parrotfish Western Atlantic 77 TL
1771 Scarus coeruleus Blue parrotfish Western Atlantic 120 TL
1835 Scarus collana Red Sea parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 33 TL
1916 Scarus compressus Azure parrotfish Eastern Pacific 68 TL
1859 Scarus dimidiatus Yellowbarred parrotfish Western Pacific 40 TL
1828 Scarus dubius Regal parrot Eastern Central Pacific 35.6 SL
1868 Scarus falcipinnis Sicklefin parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 60 TL
1775 Scarus ferrugineus Rusty parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 41 TL
1840 Scarus festivus Festive parrotfish Indo-Pacific 45 TL
1958 Scarus flavipectoralis Yellowfin parrotfish Western Central Pacific 40 TL
1861 Scarus forsteni Forsten's parrotfish Pacific Ocean 55 TL
1802 Scarus frenatus Bridled parrotfish Indo-Pacific 47 TL
2000 Scarus fuscocaudalis Darktail parrotfish Indo-West Pacific 25 TL
1871 Scarus fuscopurpureus Purple-brown parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 38 TL
1775 Scarus ghobban Blue-barred parrotfish Indo-Pacific 90 TL
1840 Scarus globiceps Globehead parrotfish Indo-Pacific 45 TL
1869 Scarus gracilis Northwest Pacific
1829 Scarus guacamaia Rainbow parrotfish Western Atlantic 120 TL
1881 Scarus hoefleri Guinean parrotfish Eastern Atlantic 60 TL
1853 Scarus hypselopterus Yellow-tail parrotfish Indo-Pacific 31 TL
1789 Scarus iseri Striped parrotfish Western Atlantic 35 TL
1980 Scarus koputea Marquesan parrotfish Eastern Central Pacific 31 TL
1980 Scarus longipinnis Highfin parrotfish South Pacific 40 TL
2007 Scarus maculipinna Spot fin parrotfish Eastern Indian Ocean 19.0 TL
1775 Scarus niger Dusky parrotfish Indo-Pacific 40 TL
1993 Scarus obishime Northwest Pacific 70 SL
1840 Scarus oviceps Dark capped parrotfish Indo-Pacific 35 TL
1846 Scarus ovifrons Knobsnout parrotfish Northwest Pacific 78 TL
1882 Scarus perrico Bumphead parrotfish Eastern Pacific 76 TL
1983 Scarus persicus Gulf parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 50 TL
1840 Scarus prasiognathos Singapore parrotfish Indo-West Pacific 70 TL
1775 Scarus psittacus Common parrotfish Indo-Pacific 30 TL
1840 Scarus quoyi Quoy's parrotfish Indo-West Pacific 40 TL
1840 Scarus rivulatus Rivulated parrotfish Western Pacific 40 SL
1847 Scarus rubroviolaceus Ember parrotfish Indo-Pacific 70 TL
1840 Scarus russelii Eclipse parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 51 TL
1840 Scarus scaber Fivesaddle parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 37 TL
1861 Scarus schlegeli Yellowband parrotfish Pacific Ocean 40 TL
1868 Scarus spinus Greensnout parrotfish Pacific Ocean 30 TL
1829 Scarus taeniopterus Princess parrotfish Western Atlantic 35 TL
1847 Scarus tricolor Tricolour parrotfish Indo-Pacific 26.6 SL
1840 Scarus trispinosus Southwest Atlantic 35.5 SL
1801 Scarus vetula Queen parrotfish Western Central Atlantic 61 TL
1956 Scarus viridifucatus Roundhead parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 45 TL
1853 Scarus xanthopleura Red parrotfish Western Pacific 54 TL
2001 Scarus zelindae Southwest Atlantic 33.2 SL
1995 Scarus zufar Dhofar parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 50 TL
1841 Sparisoma amplum Southwest Atlantic 39 SL
1861 Sparisoma atomarium Greenblotch parrotfish Western Atlantic 25 TL
1840 Sparisoma aurofrenatum Redband parrotfish Western Atlantic 28 TL
1878 Sparisoma axillare Southwest Atlantic 37 SL
2012 Sparisoma choati West-African Parrotfish Eastern Atlantic 31.4 SL
1801 Sparisoma chrysopterum Redtail parrotfish Western Atlantic 46 TL
1758 Sparisoma cretense Parrotfish Eastern Atlantic 50 TL
1831 Sparisoma frondosum Western Atlantic 34.5 SL
1982 Sparisoma griseorubrum Western Central Atlantic
1840 Sparisoma radians Bucktooth parrotfish Western Atlantic 20 TL
2010 Sparisoma rocha Trindade parrotfish Southwestern Atlantic 26.8 SL
1840 Sparisoma rubripinne Redfin parrotfish Western Central Atlantic 47.8 TL
1862 Sparisoma strigatum Strigate parrotfish Eastern Atlantic 45 SL
2003 Sparisoma tuiupiranga Southwestern Atlantic 15.4 SL
1788 Sparisoma viride Stoplight parrotfish Western Atlantic 64 TL



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