Yellowhead Parrotfish (species: Scarus spinus) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Scarus spinus
Yellowhead Parrotfish


©Kendall Clements: Scarus spinus at Hicks Reef near Lizard Island. Photo id by Prof Kendall Clements, University of Auckland.

©Anne Hoggett: Scarus spinus at Clam Garden, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Scarus spinus near the reef crest at North Direction Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Scaridae
Genus Scarus
Species Scarus spinus

Colours

                        

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Bellwood, D.R. and J.H. Choat (1989). A description of the juvenile phase colour patterns of 24 parrotfish species (Family Scaridae) from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Records of the Australian Museum, 41: 1-41. LIRS catalog number 264.

Other references

  • 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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