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Scarus vetula

Scarus vetulais commonly referred to as Blownose, Blue Chub, Blueman, Blue Parrotfish, Joblin Crow Parrot, Moontail, Okra peji, Queen Parrotfish, Slimy Head. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Has a poison harmful to health.


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lexID:
4534 
AphiaID:
276064 
Scientific:
Scarus vetula 
German:
Königin-Papageienfisch 
English:
Blownose, Blue Chub, Blueman, Blue Parrotfish, Joblin Crow Parrot, Moontail, Okra Peji, Queen Parrotfish, Slimy Head 
Category:
Papegojfiskar 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Scarus (Genus) > vetula (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bloch & Schneider, 1801 
Sea depth:
1 - 25 Meter 
Size:
32 cm - 61 cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 28°C 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Has a poison harmful to health 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-09-07 16:12:14 

Toxicity

This is a general hint!
Scarus vetula has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Scarus vetula in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Scarus vetula. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

Info

Bloch & Schneider, 1801

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic: Bermuda, Florida (USA), and Bahamas to northern South America; throughout the Caribbean Sea.

Biology
Inhabits coral reefs and adjacent habitats. Feeds on algae scraped from rocks or dead coral. Sleeps in a mucus cocoon (Ref. 9710). Often seen in groups of one super male with several young adults, most of which are probably females (Ref. 26938). A protogynous hermaphrodite

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Reef Life Survey (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

Pictures

Juvenile


Male

Copyright Dr. J. E. Randall, Foto: irgin Islands (US ), St. Croix, Männchen mit Schleimhülle
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© Anne Frijsinger & Mat Vestjens, Holland
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copyright Prof. Dr. Robert A. Patzner
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Female

Foto: Bonaire, Niederländischen Antillen
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Pair


Initial phase

Queen Parrotfish, Scarus vetula, initial phase, 2019
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Terminal phase


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