Scarus frenatusBridled parrotfish
Temperate northern Pacific, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Male with light patch on tail base, like Chlorurus sordidus, but distinguished by lunate tail shape and maze-like scribbles on body scales. Females have large golden scales on underside, and juveniles have white tail, black speckles on dorsal and anal fins, and light stripes from face disppearing along the body.
Max Size: 47 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.1-30.8°C
Depth: 1-25 m
Habitat Generalization Index: 26.43
Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.
Conservation and Rarity
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Common (30.2% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (3 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland