Scarus prasiognathosGreencheek Parrotfish | Scarus prasiognathus
Females with more white spots than S. altipinnis, and with spots and lines on face. Male colour variable, but large 'pincer' marking on tail, two-tone face and anal fin markings distinctive. Females form large schools on shallow hard-coral dominated reef.
Max Size: 70 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 21.4-31.2°C
Habitat Generalization Index: 13.88
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: Frequent (10.3% 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: Several (6 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