Highfin Parrotfish (species: Scarus longipinnis) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Scarus longipinnis
Highfin Parrotfish


©David Bellwood: Juvenile Scarus longipinnis from Carter Reef near Lizard Island (reproduced with permission, Bellwood and Choat, 1989).

©David Bellwood: Juvenile Scarus longipinnis from Lizard Island (reproduced with permission, Bellwood and Choat, 1989).
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Scaridae
Genus Scarus
Species Scarus longipinnis

Distinguishing features

Deep body, elevated dorsal fin and elongate pelvic fin (Choat and Bellwood, 1983).

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Rarely recorded from within the Lizard Island Group. There are some records from the outer reefs nearby and from inter-reef soft bottom habitats but the species is not common anywhere in the area. (Atlas of Living Australia accessed 4 Dec 2017; Choat and Randall, 1985).

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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