Chlorurus gibbus (Rüppell, 1829)
Heavybeak parrotfish
Chlorurus gibbus
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Scaridae (Parrotfishes), subfamily: Scarinae
Max. size:  70 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 4,000.0 g; max. reported age: 14 years
Environment:  reef-associated
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea. The species complex comprise of Chlorurus gibbus in the Red Sea, Chlorurus strongylocephalus in the Indian Ocean and Chlorurus microrhinos in the west-central Pacific.
Biology:  Usually in groups on the outer reef (Ref. 30573). Caught with nets, and other types of artisanal gears.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 September 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  reports of ciguatera poisoning
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 07.02.92
Modified by: Pablico, Grace Tolentino - 22.07.03
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 13.06.95

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