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Scarus taeniopterus (Blue chub; Painted-tail parrotfish; Princess Parrotfish; Sammy johnson; Snotty parrot)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The princess parrotfish (Scarus taeniopterus) is a tropical reef parrotfish, typically 20 to 25 cm long, found in the Caribbean, South Florida, the Bahamas, and Bermuda. Its behavior, similar to other parrotfishes, is to swim about the reef and sandy patches during the day, at depths between 3 and 25 m, scraping algae on which it feeds.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  
Seaflower Marine Protected Area 15125514 Colombia      

Prey / Diet

Agelas dispar[1]
Aiolochroia crassa[1]
Amphimedon erina[1]
Aplysina cauliformis[1]
Aplysina fistularis (Yellow tube sponge)[1]
Aplysina fulva[1]
Aplysina lacunosa (Giant tube sponge)[1]
Cervicornia cuspidifera[1]
Chondrilla nucula (Chicken liver sponge)[1]
Clathrina coriacea (white clathrina)[1]
Cliona aprica[1]
Cliona caribbaea[1]
Cliona delitrix (Red boring sponge)[1]
Cliona laticavicola[1]
Cliona tenuis[1]
Cliona varians[1]
Cliona vermifera[1]
Cribrochalina dura[1]
Cribrochalina vasculum[1]
Dictyonella arenosa[1]
Dictyonella funicularis[1]
Dysidea janiae[1]
Gelliodes ramosa[1]
Geodia neptuni[1]
Geodia papyracea[1]
Hyrtios violaceus[1]
Igernella notabilis[1]
Iotrochota birotulata (Black bush sponge)[1]
Ircinia campana (Stinking vase sponge)[1]
Ircinia felix (Stinking vase sponge)[1]
Mycale laxissima[1]
Neofibularia nolitangere (Touch-me-not sponge)[1]
Neopetrosia rosariensis[1]
Neopetrosia subtriangularis[1]
Petrosia pellasarca[1]
Pione lampa[1]
Siphonodictyon brevitubulatum (short-tubed boring sponge)[1]
Smenospongia aurea[1]
Spheciospongia vesparium (Common loggerhead sponge)[1]
Strongylacidon griseum[1]
Tectitethya crypta[1]
Thalassia testudinum (turtlegrass)[2]
Verongula gigantea (Giant bowl sponge)[1]
Verongula reiswigi[1]
Verongula rigida[1]
Xestospongia muta (giant barrel sponge)[1]
Xestospongia portoricensis[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acanthurus chirurgus (Doctorfish)1
Aluterus schoepfii (Tobaccofish)1
Archosargus rhomboidalis (Western Atlantic seabream)1
Chelonia mydas (Green Turtle)1
Hemiramphus brasiliensis (Ballyhoo halfbeak)1
Lactophrys bicaudalis (Trunkfish)1
Monacanthus ciliatus (Leather-fish)1
Mugil curema (White mullet)1
Scarus coelestinus (Midnight Parrotfish)1
Scarus guacamaia (Blue rainbow)1
Scarus vetula (Blownose)1
Sparisoma chrysopterum (Redtail parrotfish)1
Sparisoma radians (Sleep on grass)1
Sparisoma rubripinne (Yellowtail parrotfish)1
Sparisoma viride (Stoplight parrotfish)1

Predators

Caranx ruber (Bar jack)[1]
Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Epinephelus morio (Red grouper)[1]
Gymnothorax vicinus (Purple-mouthed moray eel)[1]
Lutjanus cyanopterus (Guasinuco)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
El Paso Zoo
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Rotterdam Zoo
West Edmonton Mall Marine Life Center

Range Map

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Bermuda, southern Florida (USA), and Bahamas to Brazil; throughout the Caribbean (Ref. 3802).;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
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