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Scarus niger


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lexID:
3675 
AphiaID:
219129 
Scientific:
Scarus niger 
German:
Schwarzer Papageifisch 
English:
Dusky Parrotfish 
Category:
Papegøjefisk 
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, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Yemen, Mozambique, Sudan, Hong Kong, Israel, Vietnam, Komodo (Komodo Island), Raja Amat, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), Somalia, Tansania, Jordan, Western Australia, the Society Islands, India, Wallis and Futuna, Lord Howe Island, Amerikansk Samoa, Andamanhavet, Australien, Bali, Banggai øer, Egypten, Filippinerne, Fransk Polynesien, Great barrier reef, Guam, Indiske ocean, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Japan, Juleøerne, Kina, Maldiverne, Marshall øerne, Mauritius , Mikronesien , Ny Kaledonien, Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Queensland, Ryukyu øerne, Rødehavet, Samoa, Seychellerne, Sumatra, Syd Afrika, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Togian, Tonga, Tuamotuøerne, Vanuatu  
Sea depth:
0 - 20 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 40cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 27°C 
Food:
Alger, Koral polypper 
Tank:
~ 5000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
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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