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genus

Scarus Forsskål, 1775

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Perciformes - perch-likes »  family Scaridae - parrotfishes

Scientific synonyms

Scarus Bleeker, 1849

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Included taxa

Number of records: 52

species Scarus altipinnis (Steindachner, 1879) - Filament Finned Parrotfish
species Scarus arabicus (Steindachner, 1902) - Arabian Parrotfish
species Scarus caudofasciatus (Günther, 1862) - Redbarred Parrotfish
species Scarus chameleon Choat & Randall, 1986 - Chameleon Parrotfish
species Scarus chinensis (Steindachner, 1867)
species Scarus coelestinus Valenciennes, 1840 - Midnight Parrotfish

Scarus coelestinus

species Scarus coeruleus (Edwards, 1771) - Blue Kwab

Scarus coeruleus

species Scarus collana Rüppell, 1835 - Greenband Parrotfish
species Scarus compressus (Osburn & Nichols, 1916) - Azure Parrotfish
species Scarus dimidiatus Bleeker, 1859 - Yellowbarred Parrotfish

Scarus dimidiatus

species Scarus dubius Bennett, 1828 - Regal Parrot
species Scarus falcipinnis (Playfair, 1868) - Greenbelly Parrotfish
species Scarus ferrugineus Forsskål, 1775 - Rusty Parrotfish

Scarus ferrugineus

species Scarus festivus Valenciennes, 1840 - Festive Parrotfish
species Scarus flavipectoralis Schultz, 1958 - King Parrotfish

Scarus flavipectoralis

species Scarus forsteni (Bleeker, 1861) - Forsten Parrotfish

Scarus forsteni

species Scarus frenatus Lacépède, 1802 - Birdled Parrotfish

Scarus frenatus

species Scarus fuscocaudalis Randall & Myers, 2000 - Darktail Parrotfish
species Scarus fuscopurpureus (Klunzinger, 1871) - Purple-brown Parrotfish
species Scarus ghobban Forsskål, 1775 - Blue Barred Parrotfish

Scarus ghobban

species Scarus globiceps Valenciennes, 1840 - Violetlined Parrotfish
species Scarus gracilis (Steindachner, 1869)
species Scarus guacamaia Cuvier, 1829 - Blue Rainbow
species Scarus hoefleri (Steindachner, 1881) - Guinean Parrot Fish
species Scarus hypselopterus Bleeker, 1853 - East-indies Parrotfish
species Scarus iseri (Bloch, 1789) - Grey Chub

Scarus iseri

species Scarus koputea Randall & Choat, 1980 - Marquesan Parrotfish
species Scarus longipinnis Randall & Choat, 1980 - Highfin Parrotfish
species Scarus maculipinna Westneat, Satapoomin & Randall, 2007
species Scarus niger Forsskål, 1775 - Black Parrotfish

Scarus niger

species Scarus obishime Randall & Earle, 1993
species Scarus oviceps Valenciennes, 1840 - Dark Capped Parrotfish

Scarus oviceps

species Scarus ovifrons Temminck & Schlegel, 1846 - Knobsnout Parrotfish
species Scarus perrico Jordan & Gilbert, 1882 - Perrico
species Scarus persicus Randall & Bruce, 1983 - Gulf Parrotfish
species Scarus prasiognathos Valenciennes, 1840
species Scarus psittacus Forsskål, 1775 - Batavian Parrotfish

Scarus psittacus

species Scarus quoyi Valenciennes, 1840 - Quoy's Parrotfish

Scarus quoyi

species Scarus rivulatus Valenciennes, 1840 - Rivulated Parrotfish

Scarus rivulatus

species Scarus rubroviolaceus Bleeker, 1847 - Black-veined Red Parrotfish

Scarus rubroviolaceus

species Scarus russelii Valenciennes, 1840
species Scarus scaber Valenciennes, 1840 - Fivesaddle Parrotfish
species Scarus schlegeli (Bleeker, 1861) - Five-banded Parrotfish

Scarus schlegeli

species Scarus spinus (Kner, 1868) - Greensnout Parrotfish
species Scarus taeniopterus Desmarest, 1831 - Princess Parrotfish
species Scarus tricolor Bleeker, 1847 - Three-colour Parrotfish

Scarus tricolor

species Scarus trispinosus Valenciennes, 1840 - Greenback Parrotfish
species Scarus vetula Bloch & Schneider, 1801 - Queen Parrotfish

Scarus vetula

species Scarus viridifucatus (Smith, 1956) - Green-snout Parrotfish
species Scarus xanthopleura Bleeker, 1853 - Bluechin Parrotfish
species Scarus zelindae Moura, Figueiredo & Sazima, 2001 - Zelinda's Parrotfish
species Scarus zufar Randall & Hoover, 1995 - Dhofar Parrotfish

Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [genus/4134]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [http://aquatab.net] [as Scarus Forsskål, 1775]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1298799]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [http://www.irmng.org] [as Scarus Forsskål, 1775]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019

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