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Biology

Found on shallow fringing reefs. Usually in areas with dead coral and rubble (Ref. 9710). Forms small groups (Ref. 90102). Feeds on benthic algae. Also caught with nets and other kinds of artisanal gear. Mainly sold fresh.
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Distribution

Western Indian Ocean: known so far from Mozambique, Mauritius, Chagos Archipelago, and Maldives. Recently recorded from Reunion (Ref. 53568). Probably more widespread.
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Western Indian Ocean: Mozambique, Seychelles and Mascarenes east to Maldives and Chagos Archipelago.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 500 mm NG
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Max. size

50.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710))
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1 - 1
  Temperature range (°C): 28.006 - 28.006
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.402 - 0.402
  Salinity (PPS): 34.563 - 34.563
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.503 - 4.503
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.220 - 0.220
  Silicate (umol/l): 4.752 - 4.752
 
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Environment

reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 7 m (Ref. 90102)
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1 - 1
  Temperature range (°C): 28.006 - 28.006
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.402 - 0.402
  Salinity (PPS): 34.563 - 34.563
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.503 - 4.503
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.220 - 0.220
  Silicate (umol/l): 4.752 - 4.752
 
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Trophic Strategy

Found on shallow fringing reefs. Usually in areas with dead coral and rubble (Ref. 9710). Feeds on benthic algae.
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Conservation

Threats

Least Concern (LC)
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: commercial
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Wikipedia

Chlorurus enneacanthus

Chlorurus enneacanthus, known commonly as the captain parrotfish, is a species of marine fish in the family Scaridae. It is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean region.[2]

The captain parrotfish is a medium-sized fish and can reach a maximum length of 50 cm.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Choat, J.H., Carpenter, K.E., Clements, K.D., Rocha, L.A., Myers, R., Russell, B., Lazuardi, M.E., Muljadi, A., Pardede, S. & Rahardjo, P. 2012. Chlorurus enneacanthus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 11 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Facts about Parrotfish (Chlorurus enneacanthus) - Encyclopedia of Life". Eol.org. 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  3. ^ "Chlorurus enneacanthus, captain parrotfish : fisheries". Fishbase.org. 2012-07-03. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 

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