Chlorurus bleekeri

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Chlorurus bleekeri
Bleeker’s parrotfish Chlorurus bleekeri (7569623234).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Scaridae
Genus: Chlorurus
Species: C. bleekeri
Binomial name
Chlorurus bleekeri
de Beaufort, 1940

Chlorurus bleekeri, known commonly as Bleeker's parrotfish , is a species of marine fish in the family Scaridae.

Bleeker's parrotfish is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the central Indo-Pacific region.[2] It feeds on filamentous algae. It is a medium-sized fish and can reach a maximum size of 49 cm length.[3] Males are more colorful than females.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Choat, J.H., Carpenter, K.E., Clements, K.D., Rocha, L.A., Myers, R., Russell, B., Lazuardi, M.E., Muljadi, A., Pardede, S. & Rahardjo, P. 2012. Chlorurus bleekeri. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 11 September 2013.
  2. ^ http://eol.org/pages/1156910/details#distribution
  3. ^ http://www.fishbase.org/summary/4976
  4. ^ http://www.whatsthatfish.com/fish/bleekers-parrotfish/1913

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