Scarus coeruleus commonly known as the blue parrotfish is uniformly blue fig. The blue parrotfish scarus coeruleus is a member of the parrotfish genus scarus.
The blue parrotfish is the second largest parrotfish in the caribbean.
Blue parrotfish scarus coeruleus. They have even rows of large noticeable scales on their bodies. Blue parrotfish scarus coeruleus humphead parrotfish bolbometopon muricatum rainbow parrotfish scarus guacamaia. Upload your photos.
Parrotfish owe their name to the shape of their mouth. This map was computer generated and has not yet been reviewed. Its teeth are fused together to give the resemblance of a parrot s peak.
Their teeth are fused together giving them a beak like jaw somewhat resembles the beak of a parrot thus its common name the beak is used for scraping algae from rocks and other rocky surfaces. Scarus coeruleus aquamaps data sources. Scarus coeruleus edwards 1771 blue parrotfish add your observation.
It is found on coral reefs in shallow water in the tropical and subtropical parts of the western atlantic ocean and the caribbean sea. As the fish changes from the juvenile stage into adulthood a distinct yellow area at the top of head fades to give the adult fish this homogenous blue colour fishbase 2013. Greek skaros a fish described by anciente writers as a parrot fish.
Instead of teeth they have two beak like plates like parrots. The blue parrotfish scarus coeruleus is a member of the parrotfish or scaridae family and is known in mexico as loro azul. They are uniformly blue with a yellow spot on their heads that fades as they age.
Florent s guide to the caribbean reefs blue parrotfish scarus coeruleus parrotfishes parrotfishes caribbean bahamas florida bermuda. Blue parrotfish scarus coeruleus bloch 1786 description. Their scientific name scarus coeruleus comes from the latin words meaning blue fish they also get their name from their fused teeth that resemble a beak.
Their scientific name scarus coeruleus comes from the latin words meaning blue fish they also get their name from their fused teeth that resemble a beak. Blue parrotfish are part of class actinopterygii which includes ray finned fish they can be found in coral reefs in the western atlantic ocean and caribbean sea. Blue parrotfish loves dwelling in the reef environment.
Blue parrotfish are mainly blue with a yellow spot on their head that fades as they get older. Globally there are 64 species in the genus scarus of which 10 are found in mexican waters 6 in the atlantic and 4 in the pacific ocean. Blue parrotfish are part of class actinopterygii which includes ray finned fish they can be found in coral reefs in the western atlantic ocean and caribbean sea.
So try to provide plenty of sea plants corals reefs and marine rocks in the aquarium when you are petting it.