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Parrotfishes of the Genus Scarus
Part 1

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Bob Fenner

Scarus coelestinus  

Genus Scarus: Fifty species.

Scarus altipinnis (Steindachner 1879), the Filament-Finned Parrotfish. To two feet in length. Pacific Ocean. This supermale  and juvenile photographed in the Cooks.
Scarus chameleon Choat & Randall 1986, the Chameleon Parrotfish. Western Pacific; W. Australia on over to Fiji. To about a foot long. This male/terminal one off Queensland, Australia. Males and females (initial and terminal phases) variable and changeable in coloring as the name implies.

Scarus coelestinus Valenciennes 1840, the Midnight Parrotfish. Western Atlantic; Bermuda to Brazil. To thirty one inches in length. First two, Bahamas pix of fourteen inch individual, last a two-footer off of Boynton Beach, FLA. 

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Scarus coeruleus (Bloch 1796), the Blue Parrotfish. Western Atlantic; Maryland to Brazil, West Indies. To nearly four feet in length. Bahamas and Cozumel pix. 

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Scarus compressus (Osburn & Nichols 1916), the Azure Parrotfish. Eastern Pacific; Sea of Cortez to the Galapagos. To 54 cm. A terminal phase individual ere in the Galapagos.

http://fishbase.sinica.edu.tw/Summary/speciesSummary.php?ID=13981&genusname=Scarus&speciesname=compressus

Scarus ferrugineus Forsskal 1775, the Rusty Parrotfish. Red Sea and Gulf of Aden endemic. To 41 cm. Pictured below: Subadult, initial and terminal phase individuals off of Sharm el Sheik. 
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Scarus flavipectoralis Schultz 1958, Yellowfin Parrotfish. To 40 cm. Western Pacific. This one in S. Sulawesi. http://fishbase.sinica.edu.tw/Country/CountrySpeciesSummary.cfm?Country=Indonesia&Genus=Scarus&Species=flavipectoralis

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