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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Scaridae Parrotfishes
Subfamily: Scarinae
Genus: Scarus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Scarus altipinnis Filament-finned parrotfish Pacific Ocean 60 TL 1879
Scarus arabicus Arabian parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 45 TL 1902
Scarus caudofasciatus Redbarred parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 50 TL 1862
Scarus chameleon Chameleon parrotfish Pacific Ocean 31 TL 1986
Scarus chinensis Northwest Pacific 1867
Scarus coelestinus Midnight parrotfish Western Atlantic 77 TL 1840
Scarus coeruleus Blue parrotfish Western Atlantic 120 TL 1771
Scarus collana Red Sea parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 33 TL 1835
Scarus compressus Azure parrotfish Eastern Pacific 68 TL 1916
Scarus dimidiatus Yellowbarred parrotfish Western Pacific 40 TL 1859
Scarus dubius Regal parrot Eastern Central Pacific 35.6 SL 1828
Scarus falcipinnis Sicklefin parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 60 TL 1868
Scarus ferrugineus Rusty parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 41 TL 1775
Scarus festivus Festive parrotfish Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1840
Scarus flavipectoralis Yellowfin parrotfish Western Central Pacific 40 TL 1958
Scarus forsteni Forsten's parrotfish Pacific Ocean 55 TL 1861
Scarus frenatus Bridled parrotfish Indo-Pacific 47 TL 1802
Scarus fuscocaudalis Darktail parrotfish Indo-West Pacific 25 TL 2000
Scarus fuscopurpureus Purple-brown parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 38 TL 1871
Scarus ghobban Blue-barred parrotfish Indo-Pacific 75 TL 1775
Scarus globiceps Globehead parrotfish Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1840
Scarus gracilis Northwest Pacific 1869
Scarus guacamaia Rainbow parrotfish Western Atlantic 120 TL 1829
Scarus hoefleri Guinean parrotfish Eastern Atlantic 66 TL 1881
Scarus hypselopterus Yellow-tail parrotfish Indo-Pacific 31 TL 1853
Scarus iseri Striped parrotfish Western Atlantic 35 TL 1789
Scarus koputea Marquesan parrotfish Eastern Central Pacific 31 TL 1980
Scarus longipinnis Highfin parrotfish South Pacific 40 TL 1980
Scarus maculipinna Spot fin parrotfish Eastern Indian Ocean 19.1 TL 2007
Scarus niger Dusky parrotfish Indo-Pacific 40 TL 1775
Scarus obishime Northwest Pacific 70 SL 1993
Scarus oviceps Dark capped parrotfish Indo-Pacific 35 TL 1840
Scarus ovifrons Knobsnout parrotfish Northwest Pacific 78 TL 1846
Scarus perrico Bumphead parrotfish Eastern Pacific 76 TL 1882
Scarus persicus Gulf parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 50 TL 1983
Scarus prasiognathos Singapore parrotfish Indo-West Pacific 70 TL 1840
Scarus psittacus Common parrotfish Indo-Pacific 34 TL 1775
Scarus quoyi Quoy's parrotfish Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1840
Scarus rivulatus Rivulated parrotfish Western Pacific 40 SL 1840
Scarus rubroviolaceus Ember parrotfish Indo-Pacific 70 TL 1847
Scarus russelii Eclipse parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 51 TL 1840
Scarus scaber Fivesaddle parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 37 TL 1840
Scarus schlegeli Yellowband parrotfish Pacific Ocean 40 TL 1861
Scarus spinus Greensnout parrotfish Pacific Ocean 30 TL 1868
Scarus taeniopterus Princess parrotfish Western Atlantic 35 TL 1829
Scarus tricolor Tricolour parrotfish Indo-Pacific 26.6 SL 1847
Scarus trispinosus Southwest Atlantic 55.6 SL 1840
Scarus vetula Queen parrotfish Western Central Atlantic 61 TL 1801
Scarus viridifucatus Roundhead parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 45 TL 1956
Scarus xanthopleura Red parrotfish Western Pacific 54 TL 1853
Scarus zelindae Southwest Atlantic 33.2 SL 2001
Scarus zufar Dhofar parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 50 TL 1995



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