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Cetoscarus bicolor (Rüppell, 1829)
BICOLOUR PARROTFISH
Red-speckled Parrotfish; Spotted Parrot-fish; Two-colour Parrotfish; Two-coloured Parrotfish; Scarus pulchellus Rüppell, 1835; Scarus bicolor Rüppell, 1829

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Cetoscarus bicolor ( Rüppell , 1829 )

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Teleostei (teleosts) > Eupercaria/misc (Various families in series Eupercaria) > Scaridae (Parrotfishes) > Scarinae
Etymology: Cetoscarus: Greek, ketos = a marine monster, whale + Greek, skaros = a fish cited by ancient writers; a parrot fish (Ref. 45335 ) .
More on author: Rüppell .

Issue
This species is endemic to the Red Sea (Ref. 54980:447 , species treatment in prep ). Correction of data other than distribution is in progress (information transfer to C. ocellatus of the Indo-Pacific).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 30 m (Ref. 27115 ). Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115 ); 33°N - 12°N, 32°E - 44°E

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Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea endemic.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 115947 ); max. published weight: 2.4 kg (Ref. 125599 )

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Benthic grazer of algae (Ref. 3488 ). Caught with nets and other types of artisanal gear.

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

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Choat, J.H., B. Russell, K.D. Clements, L.A. Rocha, R. Myers, M.E. Lazuardi, A. Muljadi, S. Pardede and P. Rahardjo , 2012. Cetoscarus bicolor . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012:e.T190690A17793737. Downloaded on 03 August 2017. (Ref. 115947 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 130435 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 17 September 2009

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Fisheries: commercial; aquarium: commercial FAO - Publication: search | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201 ): 24.9 - 29.1, mean 27.9 °C (based on 1232 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804 ):  PD 50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01202 (0.00687 - 0.02104), b=3.02 (2.87 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic level (Ref. 69278 ):  2.0   ±0.00 se; based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 120179 ):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tm=5; K=0.255; tmax=21). Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100). Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   High . Nutrients (Ref. 124155 ):  Calcium = 46.4 [27.3, 85.4] mg/100g; Iron = 0.707 [0.384, 1.179] mg/100g; Protein = 18.7 [16.6, 20.5] %; Omega3 = 0.0992 [, ] g/100g; Selenium = 36.4 [21.1, 68.4] μg/100g; VitaminA = 37.9 [11.8, 127.8] μg/100g; Zinc = 1.55 [1.07, 2.42] mg/100g (wet weight);

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