Taxon profile


Scaridae Rafinesque, 1810

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Perciformes - perch-likes »  suborder Labroidei


Sparisoma viride - Dark Green Parrotfish

Sparisoma viride - Dark Green Parrotfish

Author: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Staff

Scarus niger - Black Parrotfish

Scarus niger - Black Parrotfish

Author: Milan Kořínek

Scarus psittacus - Batavian Parrotfish

Scarus psittacus - Batavian Parrotfish, male

Author: Milan Kořínek

Included taxa

Number of records: 10

genus Bolbometopon Smith, 1956
genus Calotomus Gilbert, 1890
genus Cetoscarus Smith, 1956
genus Chlorurus Swainson, 1839
genus Cryptotomus Cope, 1871
genus Hipposcarus Smith, 1956
genus Leptoscarus Swainson, 1839
genus Nicholsina Fowler, 1915
genus Scarus Forsskål, 1775
genus Sparisoma Swainson, 1839

Links and literature

CZ Hanel, L., Plíštil, J., Novák, J. (2013): České názvy živočichů V. Ryby a rybovití obratlovci (Pisces). 8. Paprskoploutví (Actinopterygii) Kostnatí (Neopterygii) [Ostnoploutví (Perciformes /Elassomatoidei – Icosteidei/)], Národní muzeum (zoologické oddělení), Praha [as Scaridae]
Data retrieved on: 26 September 2020
EN Sheiko B.A. (2013): On family-group names of extant fishes and fish-like vertebrates of the world, Explorations of the fauna of the seas. St. Petersburg: Zoological Institute RAS. Vol. 74 (82). P. 1–204. [as Scaridae Rafinesque, 1810]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2019

Data source info

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase
[Data retrieved on: 10 June 2007]

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