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Chlorurus gibbus (Rüppell, 1829)

Heavybeak parrotfish
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Common names: [No common name]
Occurrence: misidentification
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Reported from Tubbataha Reefs (Ref. 53416); probably a misidentifiation of Chlorurus microrhinos (Ref. 54980).
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Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/rp.html
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Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Randall, J.E., 2005
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Common names from other countries

Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Teleostei (teleosts) > Eupercaria/misc (Various families in series Eupercaria) > Scaridae (Parrotfishes) > Scarinae
Etymology: Chlorurus: Greek, chloros = green + Greek oura = tail (Ref. 45335).
  More on author: Rüppell.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated.   Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea. The species complex comprise of Chlorurus gibbus in the Red Sea, Chlorurus strongylocephalus in the Indian Ocean and Chlorurus microrhinos in the west-central Pacific.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 70.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30573); max. published weight: 4.0 kg (Ref. 3488); max. reported age: 14 years (Ref. 13619)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Usually in groups on the outer reef (Ref. 30573). Caught with nets, and other types of artisanal gears.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Westneat, Mark | Collaborators

Parenti, P. and J.E. Randall, 2000. An annotated checklist of the species of the labroid fish families Labridae and Scaridae. Ichthyol. Bull. J.L.B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol. (68):1-97. (Ref. 35918)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 130435)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 16 September 2009

CITES (Ref. 128078)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 30907)




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; aquarium: commercial
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Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.6 - 29, mean 28 (based on 938 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01380 (0.00641 - 0.02973), b=3.03 (2.86 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (K=0.22; tmax=14).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (48 of 100).
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.