Scarus collana Rüppell, 1835
Red Sea parrotfish
photo by Field, R.

Family:  Scaridae (Parrotfishes), subfamily: Scarinae
Max. size:  33 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 15 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs around small coral heads or dead coral rock on silty sand of inshore reefs (Ref. 9710). Solitary species (Ref. 9710).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 17 September 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.08.95
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 12.06.03

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