quoy's parrotfish

Scientific name Scarus quoyi
Descriptor Valenciennes
Year of description 1840
IUCN category LC
Family Scaridae
Genus Scarus
Scarus quoyi Scarus quoyi

Introduction

Scarus quoyi, commonly known as quoy's parrotfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    40 cm
  • Maximum size
    45 cm
  • Average size
    40 cm
  • Maximum size
    45 cm

How to recognize the quoy's parrotfish ?

The quoy's parrotfish measures between 40 and 45 cm. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly rouge, bleu, vert, orange and rose body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

The quoy's 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 quoy's 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
    26 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    2 - 18 m
  • Flow
    Strong and Medium

Biotope presentation

The quoy's parrotfish is most often found at a depth between 2m and 18m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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