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Scarus oviceps Valenciennes, 1840
DARKCAP PARROTFISH
Blue Parrotfish; Darkcapped Parrotfish; Egghead Parrotfish; Yellow-barred Parrotfish; Dark Capped Parrotfish

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Scaridae  
 Genus Scarus  
  Scarus oviceps    Valenciennes, 1840 
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Synonyms: Scarus pectoralis   details
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Scarus oviceps
Scarus oviceps
ID: 4444 4444 1106 0130 [detail]
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Scarus oviceps
Scarus oviceps
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Scarus oviceps Valenciennes , 1840

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes ( gen. , sp. ) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > 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 .

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 20 m (Ref. 90102 ).   Tropical; 32°N - 27°S, 57°E - 141°W

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Indo-Pacific: Mauritius (Ref. 5503 ) to the Line and Tuamoto islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Shark Bay and the Great Barrier Reef.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48636 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 9. Males recognized by the dark area over head and body, and females yellow barring (Ref. 48636 ). Closely resembles S. dimidiatus , but S. oviceps differs in that its initial phase has fewer, less vertical diagonal black bars on the back and the terminal phase lacks the light-centered bar between the eye and the pectoral fin base, is darker and less brilliant blue on the upper head and back and is usually larger.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs to at least 10 m (Ref. 9710 , 48636 ). Also found in lagoons and coastal and outer reefs to 20 m deep (Ref. 90102 ). Feeds on benthic algae (Ref. 89972 ). Occurs singly (Ref. 4821 ). May also form groups (Ref. 90102 ).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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

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Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene , 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 05 February 2009

CITES (Ref. 118484 )

Updated: 2020-04-07 22:16:22 gmt
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