Sparisoma chrysopterum

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Sparisoma chrysopterum


Taxonavigation: Labroidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
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
Genus: Sparisoma
Species: Sparisoma chrysopterum



Sparisoma chrysopterum (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Holotype: ZMB 7049.

Type locality: Tropical western Atlantic.


  • Sparus abildgaardi Bloch, 1791 [placed on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Specific Names in Zoology by ICZN (2000: 58), suppressed for the purposes of the Principle of Priority, but not for those of the Principle of Homonymy] [source: ICZN (2000: 58)]
  • Scarus chrysopterus Bloch & Schneider, 1801 [placed on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology by ICZN (2000: 58)] [source: ICZN (2000: 58)]
  • Scarus flavescens Bloch & Schneider, 1801
  • Scarus squalidus Poey, 1860
  • Scarus brachialis Poey, 1861



cited sources

  • ICZN 2000: OPINION 1945. Scarus chrysopterus Bloch & Schneider, 1801 (currently Sparisoma chrysopterum; Osteichthyes, Perciformes): specific name conserved and designated as the type species of Sparisoma Swainson, 1839. Bulletin of zoological nomenclature, 57: 58–59. ISSN: 0007-5167 Internet Archive BHL BioStor

Additional references

  • Bloch, M.E. & J.G. Schneider 1801: M. E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae iconibus cx illustratum. Post obitum auctoris opus inchoatum absolvit, correxit, interpolavit Jo. Gottlob Schneider, Saxo. Berolini. Sumtibus Auctoris Impressum et Bibliopolio Sanderiano Commissum.: i-lx + 1-584, Pls. 1-110.
  • 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.
  • Sparisoma chrysopterum in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2024. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication,, version 02/2024.

Vernacular names

English: Redtail Parrotfish