Chlorurus gibbus (Rüppell, 1829)

Heavybeak parrotfish
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Chlorurus gibbus
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Scaridae (Parrotfishes) > Scarinae
Etymology: Chlorurus: Greek, chloros = green + Greek oura = tail (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Rüppell.

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

; marina revassocierade.   Tropical

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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.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 70.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 30573); publicerad maxvikt: 4.0 kg (Ref. 3488); rapporterad maxålder: 14 år (Ref. 13619)

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Usually in groups on the outer reef (Ref. 30573). Caught with nets, and other types of artisanal gears.

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

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Parenti, P. and J.E. Randall, 2000. An annotated checklist of the species of the labroid fish families Labridae and Scaridae. Ichthyol. Bull. J.L.B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol. (68):1-97. (Ref. 35918)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 16 September 2009

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 30907)





Human uses

Fiskeri: kommersiell; Akvarium: Kommersiell
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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.6 - 29, mean 28 (based on 938 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01413 (0.00662 - 0.03015), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resiliens (Ref. 120179):  Låg, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid 4,5-14 år (K=0.22; tmax=14).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.