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Scarus rivulatus Valenciennes, 1840
SURF PARROTFISH
Scribblefaced Parrotfish; Pseudoscarus flavolineatus Alleyne and Macleay, 1877; Rivulated Parrotfish

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Scaridae  
 Genus Scarus  
  Scarus rivulatus    Valenciennes, 1840 
Provider: Chen, Li-Shu 
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Synonyms: Callyodon fasciatus Pseudoscarus rivulatus Scarus arcuatus Scarus fasciatus Scarus micrognathos Scarus rivulatoides   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); Fishbase(2006); Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002); Review and doubtful species of Scaridae of Taiwan(Liao et al., 2004)
Name Code: 382457
  
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Scarus rivulatus Valenciennes , 1840

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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 ) .

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 30 m (Ref. 86942 ).   Tropical; 30°N - 32°S

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Western Pacific: Thailand to New Caledonia, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Perth and New South Wales in Australia. Recently recorded from Tonga (Ref. 53797 ).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2935 ); common length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2935 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 9. Males easily recognized by the yellow pectoral fins and orange cheeks. Females plain grey with pale lines along abdominal area (Ref. 48636 ). The initial phase closely resembles that of S. globiceps and S. psittacus . Differences lie in the number of scale row and scales in the ventral side.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in silty coastal and offshore areas to 20 m deep (Ref. 90102 ). Inhabits rocky and coral reefs from tidal pools to at least 10 m deep. Form schools with 30 to 40 individuals. Grazes on benthic algae and corals (Ref. 2935 ). Reproductively active terminal males become bicolored (Ref. 37816 ).

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

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Randall, J.E. and J.H. Choat , 1980. Two new parrotfishes of the genus Scarus from the Central and South Pacific, with further examples of sexual dichromatism. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 70:383-419. (Ref. 2689 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 18 September 2009

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 24.8 - 29.3, mean 28.5 (based on 2763 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.01004 - 0.02282), b=3.07 (2.95 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  2.0   ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   High .

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