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Scarus niger


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lexID:
3675 
AphiaID:
219129 
Scientific:
Scarus niger 
German:
Schwarzer Papageifisch 
English:
Dusky Parrotfish 
Category:
Poissons-Perroquet 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Scarus (Genus) > niger (Species) 
Initial determination:
Forsskål, 1775 
Occurrence:
Papua, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Maumere, Ogasawara Islands, Yemen, Mozambique, Sudan, Hong Kong, Timor, Israel, Komodo (Komodo Island), Raja Amat, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), Tuamoto Islands, Jordan, Western Australia, the Society Islands, Wallis and Futuna, Lord Howe Island, Afrique du Sud, Australie, Bali, barrière de récif, Chine, Egypte, île de Guam, île Maurice, Îles Banggai, îles Christmas, îles Marschall, îles Ryuku, Inde, indo pacifique, Indonésie, Japon, Maldives, Mer d'Adaman, Mer Rouge, Micronésie, Nouvelle Calédonie, Océan Indien, Oman, Palau, Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée, Philippines, Polynésie Française, Queensland, Samoa, Samoa américaines, Seychelles, Somalie, Sumatra, Taiwan, Tansanie, Thaïlande, Togian, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam 
Sea depth:
0 - 20 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 40cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 27°C 
Food:
algues, polypes coralliens 
Tank:
~ 5000 Liter 
Difficulty:
pas pour les débutants 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
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:
2019-11-12 10:53:21 

Husbandry

Scarus niger Forsskål, 1775
Dusky parrotfish

Inhabits coral-rich areas of clear lagoons, channels, and outer reef slopes. Lives generally solitary. Juveniles in small groups on algae and coral reefs inshore. Feeds on benthic algae.

External links

  1. Fishbase (multi)

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Initial phase


Juvenile


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Husbandry know-how of owners

Laggeman am 23.12.11#1
I have had this fish for a couple of weeks now and I must say it grows on me the more I look at it and the longer I keep it. It's a kind fish, not disturbing to any corals or fish, eating just about anything I put in the tank, flaskes, pellets and frozen live food.
It does swin about alot and should be given plenty of space as it grows.
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