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Species Chlorurus sordidus (Forsskål, 1775)

Bullhead Parrotfish, Daisy Parrotfish, Greenfin Parrotfish


The species was considered to be widespread in the Indo-west-central Pacific. Randall (2007) indicated that C. sordidus was confined to the Indian Ocean, with the eastern Indian Ocean and Pacific populations referred to C. spilurus based on work of Howard Choat. We thank Howard Choat for providing information about the distribution of the species.


Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, coral reef, coral rubble.

Extra Ecological Information

1-50 m


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
LABROIDEI 13-Sep-2015 ADDED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)