Scarus falcipinnis

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Scarus falcipinnis


Taxonavigation: Labroidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Eupercaria
Ordo: Perciformes
Subordo: Labroidei

Familia: Scaridae
Subfamilia: Scarinae
Genus: Scarus
Species: Scarus falcipinnis


Scarus falcipinnis (Playfair, 1868)

Holotype: BMNH 1867.8.16.69.

Type locality: Seychelles.


  • Callyodon falcipinnis (Playfair, 1868)
  • Callyodon improvisus Smith, 1956
  • Callyodon pindae Smith, 1956
  • Pseudoscarus falcipinnis Playfair, 1868


  • Playfair, R.L. 1868: The fishes of Seychelles. Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London, 1867 (pt 3): 846–872, Pls. 40-41.
  • Bellwood, D.R. 2001: Family Scaridae. In: Carpenter & Niem 2001. Species identification guide for fishery purposes. Bony fishes part 4. 6: 3468–3492, Pls. VI-XIV.
  • Scarus falcipinnis in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2019. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication,, version 02/2019.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Sicklefin Parrotfish