Cryptotomus roseus  Cope, 1871

Bluelip parrotfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Scaridae (Parrotfishes) > Sparisomatinae
Etymology: Cryptotomus: Greek, kryptos = hidden + Greek, tomos, = section, cut (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Cope.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 60 m (Ref. 13628).   Tropical; 32°N - 33°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251); common length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5217)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 9. Jaw teeth fused only at bases. Anterior nostril without membranous flap (Ref. 26938). Male color, olivaceous on the back with small pink dots; a salmon stripe along the side with a row of green dots; body below stripe light green with some salmon markings on scales (Ref. 13442).

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Western Atlantic: Bermuda, southern Florida (USA), and Bahamas to Brazil (Ref. 7251).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits seagrass beds and weedy areas with sand (Ref. 9710). Feeds on seagrasses (Ref. 9710). Buries in the sand to sleep in a mucus tube (Ref. 9710). Protogynous hermaphrodite (Ref. 55367).

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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. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01288 (0.00760 - 0.02184), b=3.12 (2.96 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.