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Scarus vetula (Blownose; Blue chub; Blue parrot; Blue parrotfish; Blueman; Joblin crow parrot; Moontail; Okra peji; Queen Parrotfish; Scarld; Slimy head)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The queen parrotfish (Scarus vetula) is a species of parrotfish found at reefs in the Caribbean Sea.The female queen parrotfish is a different color, which is red with brown.
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Attributes

Water Biome [1]  Reef

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  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancun y Punta Nizuc National Park II 21428 Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Parque Marino Nacional Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano National Park II 129688 Mexico      
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

Abylopsis tetragona[2]
Acartia lilljeborgii[2]
Acartia spinata[2]
Acartia tonsa[2]
Brachyscelus crusculum[2]
Centropages furcatus[2]
Corycaeus amazonicus[2]
Corycaeus subulatus[2]
Diphyes bojani[2]
Euchaeta marina[2]
Eudoxoides spiralis[2]
Eurydice littoralis[2]
Euterpina acutifrons[2]
Farranula gracilis[2]
Flaccisagitta enflata[2]
Fritillaria haplostoma[2]
Glossocephalus milneedwardsi[2]
Krohnitta subtilis[2]
Labidocera acutifrons[2]
Lensia subtiloides[2]
Lestrigonus bengalensis[2]
Microsetella rosea[2]
Oikopleura dioica[2]
Oikopleura longicauda[2]
Oithona colcarva[2]
Oithona nana[2]
Oithona oculata[2]
Oithona plumifera[2]
Oithona simplex[2]
Oncaea mediterranea[2]
Oncaea venusta[2]
Paracalanus aculeatus[2]
Paracalanus crassirostris[2]
Paracalanus parvus[2]
Penilia avirostris[2]
Serratosagitta serratodentata[2]
Syringodium filiforme (manatee grass)[2]
Thalassia testudinum (turtlegrass)[3]
Undinula vulgaris[2]

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 taeniopterus (Blue chub)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)[2]
Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[2]
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)[3]
Gymnothorax vicinus (Purple-mouthed moray eel)[2]
Lutjanus analis (Virgin snapper)[2]
Lutjanus cyanopterus (Guasinuco)[2]
Mycteroperca tigris (Tiger rockfish)[2]
Mycteroperca venenosa (Yellow-finned grouper)[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
John G. Shedd Aquarium
West Edmonton Mall Marine Life Center

Range Map

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; 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; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Central Atlantic: Bermuda, Florida (USA), and Bahamas to northern South America; throughout the Caribbean Sea.;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
2Jorrit 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.
3Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
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