Scarus rivulatus

Scientific name Scarus rivulatus
Descriptor Valenciennes
Year of description 1840
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Scaridae
Genus Scarus
Scarus rivulatus Scarus rivulatus

Introduction

Scarus rivulatus is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    20 cm
  • Maximum size
    40 cm
  • Pattern
    drawn scales
  • Average size
    20 cm
  • Maximum size
    40 cm
  • Pattern
    drawn scales

How to recognize Scarus rivulatus ?

Scarus rivulatus measures between 20 and 40 cm. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly bleu, vert, orange, rose and violet body. The also has orange and violet drawn scales.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    alguivore and corallivore
  • Sociability
    living in shoals
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

Scarus rivulatus is a fish living in shoals. This species is alguivore and corallivore .

Although Scarus rivulatus is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare

Scarus rivulatus is a fish ovipare.

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
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 40 m

Biotope presentation

Scarus rivulatus is most often found at a depth between 1m and 40m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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