Cetoscarus bicolor   (Ruppell,  1829) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 75-90 cm.

Weight: 8 kg.

Color: Yellow, orange, green to bluish grey below.

Body depth at pelvic fin base contained about 2.8 times in standard length. Teeth fused in upper and lower jaws to form dental plates; plates rough to touch, the individual teeth clearly visible over entire surfaces of plates; lips covering 3/4 to all of dental plates; no canine teeth on dental plates; 6 (occasionally 5 to 7) median predorsal scales; 3 rows of cheek scales with 5 to 8 scales in dorsal row, 5 to 9 scales in middle row and 1 to 8 scales in ventral row (the small anterior predorsal and cheek scales partially imbedded in large individuals; posterior nostril large and oval. Pectoral fins with 12 (occasionally 13) branched fin rays; caudal fin slightly rounded to truncate in young, emarginate to deeply emarginate in adults. Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9.

Synonym (s)
Bolbometopon bicolor Schultz, 1969

Common Name (s)
• Bicolour parrotfish (English)
• Bicolor Carrotfish (English)
• Bicolour Parrot Fish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries, aquarium)

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Karnataka, Netrani Island (Lat: 14.01) (Long: 74.33) INDIA (Record: 08/05/2006) (Depth: -12 mts)
• Karnataka, Netrani Island INDIA

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