Scarus schlegeli

Schlegels parrotfish
Scarus schlegeli
Scarus schlegeli, female, Lord Howe Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Scarus schlegeli
Scarus schlegeli, male, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Scarus schlegeli
Scarus schlegeli, juvenile, WA, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Scarus schlegeli
Scarus schlegeli, male, WA, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Scarus schlegeli
Scarus schlegeli, female, Photo: Sophie Edgar
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Scarus schlegeli
Scarus schlegeli
Scarus schlegeli
Scarus schlegeli
Scarus schlegeli

Distribution

Tropical Eastern Pacific, Tropical Indo-Pacific


Description

Light blue back with yellow patch intersected by dark bar in male. Light bars in female similar to Chlorurus bleekeri and S. ghobban, but lacks yellow eye of former and orange anal fin of latter. Juvenile darker, but very similar to juvenile S. ghobban.


Information

Max Size: 40 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 19.9-30.9°C

Depth: 1-50 m

Habitat Generalization Index: 24.56

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 (36.0% 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 (10 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