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Profile lexID: 4773 AphiaID: 712773 Scientific: Sparisoma choati German: "Westafrikanischer" Papageifisch English: West-African Parrotfish Category: Papegojfiskar Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Sparisoma (Genus) > choati (Species) Initial determination: Rocha, Brito & Robertson, 2012 Occurrence: , Nigeria , Cameroon , Ghana , Senegal , The Gulf of Guinea , São Tomé e Principé Angola, Kap Verde, Östra Atlanten, Västafrika Sea depth: 2 - 30 Meter Size: bis zu 31.4cm Temperature: 22°C - 27°C Food: Aquatic plant, Sea weed, Alger Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at: Catalog of Life
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Created: 2012-10-25 21:09:04
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Rocha, Brito & Robertson, 2012
Eastern Atlantic: from Cape Verde islands and Senegal south to the offshore islands of the Gulf of Guinea and northern Angola.
Occurs in rocky reefs at 2-30 m depths, where it grazes on algae growing over rocky or calcareous substrate and seagrasses.
Males usually solitary, but females are often seen in pairs or small groups, juveniles in loose aggregations of up to 10 individuals.
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