Princess parrotfish

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Princess parrotfish
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Scaridae
Genus: Scarus
Species: S. taeniopterus
Binomial name
Scarus taeniopterus
Lesson, 1829

The princess parrotfish (Scarus taeniopterus) is a tropical reef parrotfish, typically 20 to 25 cm long, found in the Caribbean, South Florida, the Bahamas, and Bermuda.[2] Its behavior, similar to other parrotfishes, is to swim about the reef and sandy patches during the day, at depths between 3 and 25 m, scraping algae on which it feeds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rocha, L.A., Choat, J.H., Clements, K.D., Russell, B., Myers, R., Lazuardi, M.E., Muljadi, A., Pardede, S. & Rahardjo, P. 2012. Scarus taeniopterus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 9 January 2013.
  2. ^ Humann, DeLoach (2002). Reef Fish Identification - Florida Caribbean Bahamas. New World Publications, Inc. ISBN 1-878348-30-2.