Chlorurus bleekeri   (de Beaufort,  1940) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, JE

Size: 49 cm.

Scales large. 4 medial predorsal scales; 2 scale rows on cheek. Caudal fin truncate in both phases. Lips do not cover dental plates. Adults with 1-2 canines posteriorly on side of upper dental plate. The initial phase is reddish-brown with a diffuse yellowish patch in the center of the caudal peduncle and markings on the lips similar to those of the terminal male. Males identified by white patch on cheek and females strongly barred. Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10 - 10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9.

Synonym (s)
Scarus bleekeri (de Beaufort, 1940)
(senior synonym)
Pseudoscarus quoyi (non Valenciennes, 1840)
(misapplied name)
Callyodon bleekeri de Beaufort, 1940
(senior synonym)
Scarus quoyi (non Valenciennes, 1840)
(misapplied name)
Scarus troschelii (non Bleeker, 1853)
(misapplied name)

Common Name (s)
• Bleeker's Parrot Fish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Algae


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

Literature Source(s)
  • Zacharia, PU; Krishnakumar, PK; Dineshbabu, AP; Vijayakumaran, K; Rohit, P; Thomas, S; Sasikumar, G; Kaladharan, P; Durgekar, RN and Mohamed, KS (2008) Species assemblage in the coral reef ecosystem of Netrani Island off Karnataka along the southwest coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 50(1) 87-97 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Thomas, S; Sreeram, MP; Kakati, VS; Manisseri, MK and George, RM (2011) Coral fish diversity in Netrani waters off Murudeshwar Karnataka, south India Indian journal of fisheries CMFRI 58(1) 45-51 Available at -

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