Scarus fuscopurpureus (Klunzinger, 1871)
Purple-brown parrotfish
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Scaridae (Parrotfishes), subfamily: Scarinae
Max. size:  38 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 2 - 20 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea (Ref. 8883) and Somalia (Ref. 30573).
Biology:  Occurs in shallow water, often over sand or weed bottoms with coral heads (Ref. 9710). Found in pairs or small groups (Ref. 9710).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 September 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.08.95
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 12.06.03

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