|Calotomus carolinus, Carolines parrotfish|
5 extant, see text
Calotomus is a parrotfish genus from the Indo-Pacific, with a single species ranging into the warmer parts of the east Pacific. Compared to most of their relatives, their colours are relatively dull. Several species in this genus are associated with sea grass beds, but most can also be seen at reefs.
The genus includes these extant species.
- Japanese parrotfish, Calotomus japonicus
- Spinytooth parrotfish, Calotomus spinidens
- Viridescent parrotfish, Calotomus viridescens
- Yellowbar parrotfish, Calotomus zonarchus
- Bellwood, David R.; Schultz, Ortwin (1991). "A Review of the Fossil Record of the Parrotfishes (Labroidei: Scaridae) with a Description of a New Calotomus Species from the Middle Miocene (Badenian) of Austria" (PDF). Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien. 92: 55–71.
- Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2009). Species of Calotomus in FishBase. December 2009 version.
- Bony fish in the online Sepkoski Database
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