Chlorurus bowersi, Bower's parrotfish

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Chlorurus bowersi (Snyder, 1909)

Bower's parrotfish
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc (Various families in series Eupercaria) > Scaridae (Parrotfishes) > Scarinae
Etymology: Chlorurus: Greek, chloros = green + Greek oura = tail (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Snyder.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 20 m (Ref. 90102), usually - m (Ref. ).   Tropical; 0°C - ; 30°N - 9°S, 102°E - 163°E

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Western Pacific: Philippines, Java (Indonesia), Ryukyu Islands, and Palau.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48636)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9. Males are easily recognized by the bright orange patch. Females are similar to males but lack orange (Ref. 48636).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits channel and lagoon reef slopes, in coral-rich areas (Ref. 9710). Occurs singly (Ref. 9710).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Westneat, Mark | Collaborators

Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Near Threatened (NT) ; Date assessed: 16 September 2009

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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FAO - Publication: search | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.4 - 29.3, mean 28.8 °C (based on 1301 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01445 (0.00762 - 0.02744), b=3.17 (3.00 - 3.34), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.0 se; based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 39.8 [14.6, 110.3] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.594 [0.231, 1.632] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.3 [16.2, 20.2] % ; Omega3 = 0.0681 [, ] g/100g ; Selenium = 43.1 [14.3, 137.7] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 22.6 [6.6, 79.2] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.55 [0.99, 4.91] mg/100g (wet weight);