filament-finned parrotfish

Scientific name Scarus altipinnis
Descriptor Steindachner
Year of description 1879
IUCN category LC
Family Scaridae
Genus Scarus
Scarus altipinnis Scarus altipinnis

Introduction

Scarus altipinnis, commonly known as filament-finned parrotfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    40 cm
  • Maximum size
    60 cm
  • Average size
    40 cm
  • Maximum size
    60 cm

How to recognize the filament-finned parrotfish ?

The filament-finned parrotfish measures between 40 and 60 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly vert and orange body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    herbivorous
  • Sociability
    gregarious
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The filament-finned parrotfish is a fish gregarious. This species is herbivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The filament-finned parrotfish is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    24 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 50 m

Biotope presentation

The filament-finned parrotfish is most often found at a depth between 1m and 50m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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