Calotomus viridescens   (Ruppell,  1835) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Size:Max length : 21.0 cm SL male/unsexed

Color: Head and body gray-brown with darker scale edges, paler ventrally. Numerous dark spots on scales on operculum; pectoral fin base yellowish; pale pelvic fins with 2 reddish bars, at the center and near the base; skin dark, almost black around anus; orangish iris.

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10 - 10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 25

Synonym (s)
Callyodon viridescens (Ruppell, 1835)
Scarus viridescens Ruppell, 1835

Common Name (s)
• Dotted Parrotfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial )

Habitat:  Reef Associated
Prey:  marine angiosperms and epiphytic algae


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 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 -

Page last updated on:2011-08-09

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