chameleon parrotfish

Scientific name Scarus chameleon
Descriptor Choat & Randall
Year of description 1986
IUCN category LC
Family Scaridae
Genus Scarus
Scarus chameleon Scarus chameleon

Introduction

Scarus chameleon, commonly known as chameleon parrotfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    25 cm
  • Maximum size
    31 cm
  • Average size
    25 cm
  • Maximum size
    31 cm

How to recognize the chameleon parrotfish ?

The chameleon parrotfish measures between 25 and 31 cm. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly bleu, vert and violet body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    herbivorous
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The chameleon parrotfish is a fish living in a group or alone. 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 chameleon 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 - 30 °C
  • Depth
    3 - 30 m

Biotope presentation

The chameleon parrotfish is most often found at a depth between 3m and 30m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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