Sparisoma strigatum (Günther, 1862)
Strigate parrotfish
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Scaridae (Parrotfishes), subfamily: Sparisomatinae
Max. size:  45 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 5 - 20 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Ascension and St. Helena.
Biology:  Occasionally occur in groups of up to six individuals (Ref . 7360). Adults usually found in rocky areas at less than 10 m depth (Ref. 86997). Juveniles occasional amongst weed and rubble patches on sand at 15-18 m depth. Occasionally eaten (Ref. 5288).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 05 February 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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