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Calotomus viridescens

(Rüppell 1835)

Calotomus viridescens was originally described as Scarus (Calliodon) viridescens by Rüppell in 1835. It belongs to the family Scaridae. It is commonly known as Viridescent parrotfish and is known in Mozambique as Papagaio camaleao, in France as Perroquet moiré, in Micronesia, Federated States as Dotted parrotfish, in Spain as Loro camaleón, in United Kingdom as Viridescent parrotfish. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Red Sea endemic.
Species   viridescens
AuthorWI   Rüppell [W. P. E. S.]
AuthorNI   Rüppell
Qualification   ---
Year   1835
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Labriformes Labriformes
Family   Scaridae
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Genus   Calotomus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Labriformes
Family   Scaridae
Genus   Calotomus
Original Name   Scarus (Calliodon)        
Taxon Name   viridescens
Original Combination   Scarus (Calliodon) viridescens
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Scarus (Calliodon) viridescens
OriginalSubGenus   Scarus
Original Author   Rüppell
Original AuthorWI   Rüppell [W. P. E. S.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1835
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   SMF 2760 (dry)
Page   23
Illustrations   Pl. 7 (fig. 2)

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Calotomus viridescens
Current Species   viridescens
Current Genus   Calotomus
Current AuthorWI   Rüppell [W. P. E. S.]
Current AuthorNI   Rüppell
Current Year   1835
Current Family   Scaridae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat   reef-associated        
Water   Salt water
Depth Range   From 0 to 30 meters.
Distribution   Red Sea endemic.

Current Summary   Valid as Calotomus viridescens  (Rüppell 1835). Scaridae: Sparisomatinae.
Name History   • Synonym of Calotomus spinidens  (Quoy & Gaimard 1824) -- (Dor 1984:218 [ref. 29757], Bellwood 1994:64 [ref. 19116], Bruce & Randall 1985:19 [ref. 5234]). • Valid as Calotomus viridescens  (Rüppell 1835) -- (Goren & Dor 1994:56 [ref. 25356], Myers 1999:208 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:450 [ref. 24106], Parenti & Randall 2000:51 [ref. 24943], Heemstra et al. 2004:3326 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:357 [ref. 28072]).

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aerosa Calotomus aerosa (Jordan [D. S.] & Snyder [J. O.] 1907)Synonym
albimarginatus Calotomus albimarginatus (Fourmanoir [P.] & Guézé [P.] 1961)Synonym
balia Calotomus balia (Jenkins [O. P.] 1903)Synonym
brachysoma Calotomus brachysoma (Bleeker [P.] 1861)Synonym
carolinus Calotomus carolinus (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840)Valid
cyclurus Calotomus cyclurus Jenkins [O. P.] 1903Synonym
farrandi Calotomus farrandi (Jordan [E. K.] 1925)Synonym
genistriatus Calotomus genistriatus (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840)Synonym
hypselosoma Calotomus hypselosoma (Bleeker [P.] 1855)Synonym
irradians Calotomus irradians Jenkins [O. P.] 1901Synonym
japonicus Calotomus japonicus (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840)Valid
moluccensis Calotomus moluccensis (Bleeker [P.] 1861)Synonym
rarotongae Calotomus rarotongae (Seale [A.] 1906)Synonym
sandwicensis Calotomus sandwicensis (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840)Synonym
snyderi Calotomus snyderi Jenkins [O. P.] 1903Synonym
spinidens Calotomus spinidens (Quoy [J. R. C.] & Gaimard [J. P.] 1824)Valid
waigiensis Calotomus waigiensis (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840)Synonym
xenodon Calotomus xenodon Gilbert [C. H.] 1890Synonym
zonarcha Calotomus zonarcha (Jenkins [O. P.] 1903)Spelling
zonarchus Calotomus zonarchus (Jenkins [O. P.] 1903)Valid
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