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Nicholsina denticulata

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Copyright Dr. Gerry R. Allen, Foto aus Mexiko

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lexID:
8665 
AphiaID:
276038 
Scientific:
Nicholsina denticulata 
German:
Papageifisch 
English:
Loosetooth Parrotfish 
Category:
Papegøjefisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scaridae (Family) > Nicholsina (Genus) > denticulata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Evermann & Radcliffe, ), 1917 
Occurrence:
Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, Peru, Ecuador, Columbia, Californiske golf, Galapagos, Honduras, Mexiko (Øst Pacific), Nicaragua, USA 
Size:
20 cm - 32 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 28°C 
Food:
Aquatic plant, Alger 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2015-08-10 19:47:31 

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(Evermann & Radcliffe, 1917)

Very special thanks for the first photo of Nicholsina denticulata to the famous Australien ichthyologist Dr. Gerry R. Allen.
Dr. Allen has taken his photo at Mexico.

This Loosetooth parrotfish is endemic to the Eastern Pacific, and is found from southern California and the Gulf of California to northern Peru, including the Galapagos Islands.

Nicholsina denticulata is abundant in shallow coastal areas, especially in rocky coasts with macroalgae to depths of 20 m. It may be solitary or swim in loose schools and feeds by scraping or breaking off chunks of the reef and digest the algae that grows within, or directly on algae.

Synonyms:
Xenoscarus denticulatus Evermann & Radcliffe, 1917
Xenoscarus hubbsi Harry, 1950

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labroidei (Suborder) > Scaridae (Family) > Sparisomatinae (Subfamily) > Nicholsina (Genus) > Nicholsina denticulata (Species)

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