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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Scaridae Parrotfishes
Subfamily: Sparisomatinae
Genus: Calotomus

(See list of species below)



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5 species (see list below)

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Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific and Eastern
Max. Length 54 cm TL
Calotomus carolinus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Calotomus carolinus
[Carolines parrotfish]

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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Calotomus japonicus (Valenciennes, 1840)

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Calotomus japonicus
[Japanese parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Calotomus spinidens (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

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Calotomus spinidens
[Spinytooth parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Calotomus viridescens (Rüppell, 1835)

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Calotomus viridescens
[Viridescent parrotfish]

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Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Calotomus zonarchus (Jenkins, 1903)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Calotomus zonarchus
[Yellowbar parrot]
5 Species of Family Scaridae with Genus Calotomus
(Parrotfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1840 Calotomus carolinus Carolines parrotfish Indo-Pacific and Eastern 54 TL
1840 Calotomus japonicus Japanese parrotfish Northwest Pacific 39 TL
1824 Calotomus spinidens Spinytooth parrotfish Indo-West Pacific 30 TL
1835 Calotomus viridescens Viridescent parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 21 SL
1903 Calotomus zonarchus Yellowbar parrot Pacific Ocean 33 TL



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