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Ember parrotfish
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Labriformes
Family: Scaridae
Genus: Scarus
S. rubroviolaceus
Binomial name
Scarus rubroviolaceus
  • Callyodon rubroviolaceus (Bleeker, 1847)
  • Scarops rubroviolaceus (Bleeker, 1847)
  • Pseudoscarus jordani Jenkins, 1901
  • Callyodon jordani (Jenkins, 1901)
  • Scarops jordani (Jenkins, 1901)
  • Scarus jordani (Jenkins, 1901)
  • Callyodon ruberrimus Jordan & Seale, 1906
  • Callyodon africanus J.L.B. Smith, 1955
  • Margaritodon africanus (J.L.B. Smith, 1955)

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[3] and the redlip parrotfish.[1]


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.[1]


The species is sexually dimorphic, with the males possessing a bright, greenish-blue color while the females are a duller brown.[4]

Habitat and behavior[edit]

Diet includes aquatic plants and benthic algea, which they scrape off rocks using their beak.

Importance to humans[edit]

The ember parrotfish is commercially fished, and can be kept in saltwater aquariums.[3]


The genus name, Scarus, comes from the Greek word "skaros", meaning "parrotfish".[3]


  1. ^ a b c 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.
  2. ^ "Scarus rubroviolaceus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 27 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Scarus rubroviolaceus" in FishBase. December 2006 version.
  4. ^ "Redlip Parrotfish, Scarus rubroviolaceus".

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