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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Scaridae Parrotfishes
Subfamily: Scarinae
Genus: Scarus

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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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


 
Scarus chinensis
[]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Scarus ghobban Forsskål, 1775

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus ghobban
[Blue-barred parrotfish]



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

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


 
Scarus gracilis
[]



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

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



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 66 cm TL
Scarus hoefleri (Steindachner, 1881)

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Scarus psittacus Forsskål, 1775

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 55.6 cm SL
Scarus trispinosus Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Scarus trispinosus
[]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Scarus altipinnis Filament-finned parrotfish Pacific Ocean 60 TL 1879
Scarus arabicus Arabian parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 45 TL 1902
Scarus caudofasciatus Redbarred parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 50 TL 1862
Scarus chameleon Chameleon parrotfish Pacific Ocean 31 TL 1986
Scarus chinensis Northwest Pacific 1867
Scarus coelestinus Midnight parrotfish Western Atlantic 77 TL 1840
Scarus coeruleus Blue parrotfish Western Atlantic 120 TL 1771
Scarus collana Red Sea parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 33 TL 1835
Scarus compressus Azure parrotfish Eastern Pacific 68 TL 1916
Scarus dimidiatus Yellowbarred parrotfish Western Pacific 40 TL 1859
Scarus dubius Regal parrot Eastern Central Pacific 35.6 SL 1828
Scarus falcipinnis Sicklefin parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 60 TL 1868
Scarus ferrugineus Rusty parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 41 TL 1775
Scarus festivus Festive parrotfish Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1840
Scarus flavipectoralis Yellowfin parrotfish Western Central Pacific 40 TL 1958
Scarus forsteni Forsten's parrotfish Pacific Ocean 55 TL 1861
Scarus frenatus Bridled parrotfish Indo-Pacific 47 TL 1802
Scarus fuscocaudalis Darktail parrotfish Indo-West Pacific 25 TL 2000
Scarus fuscopurpureus Purple-brown parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 38 TL 1871
Scarus ghobban Blue-barred parrotfish Indo-Pacific 75 TL 1775
Scarus globiceps Globehead parrotfish Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1840
Scarus gracilis Northwest Pacific 1869
Scarus guacamaia Rainbow parrotfish Western Atlantic 120 TL 1829
Scarus hoefleri Guinean parrotfish Eastern Atlantic 66 TL 1881
Scarus hypselopterus Yellow-tail parrotfish Indo-Pacific 31 TL 1853
Scarus iseri Striped parrotfish Western Atlantic 35 TL 1789
Scarus koputea Marquesan parrotfish Eastern Central Pacific 31 TL 1980
Scarus longipinnis Highfin parrotfish South Pacific 40 TL 1980
Scarus maculipinna Spot fin parrotfish Eastern Indian Ocean 19.0 TL 2007
Scarus niger Dusky parrotfish Indo-Pacific 40 TL 1775
Scarus obishime Northwest Pacific 70 SL 1993
Scarus oviceps Dark capped parrotfish Indo-Pacific 35 TL 1840
Scarus ovifrons Knobsnout parrotfish Northwest Pacific 78 TL 1846
Scarus perrico Bumphead parrotfish Eastern Pacific 76 TL 1882
Scarus persicus Gulf parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 50 TL 1983
Scarus prasiognathos Singapore parrotfish Indo-West Pacific 70 TL 1840
Scarus psittacus Common parrotfish Indo-Pacific 34 TL 1775
Scarus quoyi Quoy's parrotfish Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1840
Scarus rivulatus Rivulated parrotfish Western Pacific 40 SL 1840
Scarus rubroviolaceus Ember parrotfish Indo-Pacific 70 TL 1847
Scarus russelii Eclipse parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 51 TL 1840
Scarus scaber Fivesaddle parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 37 TL 1840
Scarus schlegeli Yellowband parrotfish Pacific Ocean 40 TL 1861
Scarus spinus Greensnout parrotfish Pacific Ocean 30 TL 1868
Scarus taeniopterus Princess parrotfish Western Atlantic 35 TL 1829
Scarus tricolor Tricolour parrotfish Indo-Pacific 26.6 SL 1847
Scarus trispinosus Southwest Atlantic 55.6 SL 1840
Scarus vetula Queen parrotfish Western Central Atlantic 61 TL 1801
Scarus viridifucatus Roundhead parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 45 TL 1956
Scarus xanthopleura Red parrotfish Western Pacific 54 TL 1853
Scarus zelindae Southwest Atlantic 33.2 SL 2001
Scarus zufar Dhofar parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 50 TL 1995



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