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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

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


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.)

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).;

External References



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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