Scarus koputea

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Taxonavigation: Labroidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: 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 koputea


Scarus koputea Randall & Choat, 1980

Holotype: BPBM 11756. [Paratypes: AMNH 39105 (1); BPBM 10338 (1), 11068 (4), 11673 (2), 11694 (1), 12480 (2), 12821 (2); CAS 44580 (1); MNHN 1966-0024 (1); USNM 175272-73 (1, 1)].

Type locality: Northeast of Matahumu Point, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas Islands, southern Pacific ocean, depth 12.5 meters.


  • Randall, J.E. and J.H. Choat 1980: Two new parrotfishes of the genus Scarus from the central and South Pacific, with further examples of sexual dichromatism. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 70(4): 383–419, 8 col. pls.
  • 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 koputea in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2020. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication,, version 12/2019.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Marquesan Parrotfish