Lizard Island Field Guide: Lizard Island Field Guide: description of Sixband Parrotfish (species: Scarus frenatus)
Scarus frenatus
Sixband Parrotfish

Scarus frenatus on the outer crest of Yonge Reef near Lizard Island.

© Anne Hoggett
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Sixband parrotfish (Scarus frenatus). Note abrupt transition to pale tail base and enlarge image to see distinctive "scribbled" pattern on dark portion of body.

© Andy Lewis
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Initial phase Scarus frenatus being cleaned by a pair of Labroides dimidiatus at Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island.

© Anne Hoggett
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Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Scaridae
Genus Scarus
Species Scarus frenatus

Colours

                             

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.

Size

  • Up to 47 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

Synonyms

Distribution

Australian distribution © Atlas of Living Australia
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Web resources

References

  • Arnal, C. (2000). Ecologie comportementale de la symbiose poisson nettoyeur/ poisson client: motivations et honnĂȘtetĂ©, Ph.D. thesis, University of Perpignan, France. LIRS catalog number 637.
  • Bellwood, D.R. (1985). The functional morphology, systematics and behavioural ecology of parrotfishes (Family Scaridae), Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University, Townsville. LIRS catalog number 310.
  • Bellwood, D.R. (1985). The functional morphology, systematics and behavioural ecology of parrotfishes (Family Scaridae), Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University, Townsville. LIRS catalog number 310.
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