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The ember parrotfish (Scarus rubroviolaceus) is a species of marine ray-finned fish, a parrotfish, in the family Scaridae. It is native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is also known as the bicolor parrotfish and the redlip parrotfish.
The ember parrotfish is widespread and abundant. It has been found in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, with its range including Japan, eastern Africa, and the Hawaiian islands.
Habitat and behavior
Diet includes aquatic plants and benthic algea, which they scrape off rocks using their beak.
Importance to humans
The ember parrotfish is commercially fished, and can be kept in saltwater aquariums.
- Choat, J.H.; Myers, R.; Russell, B.; et al. (2012). "Scarus rubroviolaceus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012: e.T190731A17781477. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012.RLTS.T190731A17781477.en. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
- "Scarus rubroviolaceus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 27 May 2014.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Scarus rubroviolaceus" in FishBase. December 2006 version.
- "Redlip Parrotfish, Scarus rubroviolaceus".
- Photos of Ember parrotfish on Sealife Collection
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