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Scarus oviceps


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lexID:
7511 
AphiaID:
219111 
Scientific:
Scarus oviceps 
German:
Papageifisch 
English:
Dark Capped Parrotfish 
Category:
Papegøjefisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Scarus (Genus) > oviceps (Species) 
Initial determination:
Valenciennes, 1840 
Occurrence:
Ogasawara Islands, Caroline Island, Maumere, Niue, Papua, Western Australia, Gambier Islands, Vietnam, Moorea, Eastern Indian Ocean, Austral Islands, Kiribati, Northern Mariana Islands, the Society Islands, Wake Atoll, Raja Amat, United States Minor Outlying Islands, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Amerikansk Samoa, Australien, Bali, Banggai øer, Borneo, Cook øerne, Filippinerne, Fransk Polynesien, Great barrier reef, Guam, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Japan, Juleøerne, Kina, Malaysia, Marshall øerne, Mauritius , Mikronesien , Ny Kaledonien, Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Queensland, Ryukyu øerne, Salomonøerne, Samoa, Sulawesi, Tahiti, Taiwan, Togian, Tonga, Tuamotuøerne 
Sea depth:
1 - 20 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 35cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 26°C 
Food:
Alger, Groft frostfoder, Koral polypper 
Tank:
~ 2500 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
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-08-02 14:47:18 

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Scarus oviceps Valenciennes, 1840
Dark capped parrotfish

Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs to at least 10 m. Also found in lagoons and coastal and outer reefs to 20 m deep. Occurs singly. May also form groups.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Scarinae (Subfamily) > Scarus (Genus)

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