Chlorurus sordidus

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Chlorurus sordidus
Chlorurus sordidus by Jaroslaw Barski.jpg
Scientific classification
C. sordidus
Binomial name
Chlorurus sordidus
Forsskål, 1775

Chlorurus sordidus, known commonly as the daisy parrotfish or bullethead parrotfish, is a species of marine fish in the family Scaridae.

The daisy parrotfish is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region, Red Sea included.[2] The female has a dark coloration with four pairs of white spots on the back part of its body just before the caudal peduncle. The latter and the caudal fin are whitish with black patch. There is great variation in the coloration within the males of this species. Their body is greenish with big scales outlined with purple-blue lines,three purple-blue stripes around the mouth,an orange patch on the chick with also a white one just upper the latter.

The daisy parrotfish is a medium size fish and can reach a maximum size of 40 cm (16 in) length.[3]


  1. ^ Choat, J.H., Carpenter, K.E., Clements, K.D., Rocha, L.A., Russell, B., Myers, R., Lazuardi, M.E., Muljadi, A., Pardede, S. & Rahardjo, P. 2012. Chlorurus sordidus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <>. Downloaded on 11 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Facts about Bullethead Parrotfish (Chlorurus sordidus) - Encyclopedia of Life". 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  3. ^ "Chlorurus sordidus, daisy parrotfish : fisheries, aquarium". 2012-07-03. Retrieved 2013-11-12.

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