Scarus zelindaeZelindas parrotfish | Zelinda's Parrotfish | Striped Parrotfish
Males purplish with an orange lower head, chest and body, broad pale bands on rear of body and tail base, a blue-green spot behind eye, blue lines on lips, orange stripes on dorsal and anal fins and a blue-green tail fin. Females dusky with a dark purplish stripe from eye along mid-body containing four with blotches. Juveniles white with three black stripes along body. Endemic to Brazil.
Max Size: 34 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 24.6-28.1°C
Habitat Generalization Index: N/A
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: Data Deficient
Occurrence: Widespread (80% 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 (7 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: Joe Shields