Taxon profile


Black Parrotfish
Scarus niger Forsskål, 1775

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

Scientific synonyms

Callyodon lineolabiatus Fowler & Bean, 1928
Callyodon madagascariensis (Steindachner, 1887)
Callyodon maoricus Jordan & Seale, 1906
Callyodon niger (Forsskål, 1775)
Callyodon nuchipunctatus (Valenciennes, 1840)
Pseudoscarus flavomarginatus Kner, 1865
Pseudoscarus godeffroyi Günther, 1909
Pseudoscarus madagascariensis Steindachner, 1887
Pseudoscarus niger viridis Klunzinger, 1871
Scarus chadri Lacépède, 1802

Other names

= Dusky Parrotfish
= Parrot Fish

Least Concern



Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/24136]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Scarus niger Forsskål, 1775]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [5550]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []

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