Longnose Parrotfish (species: Hipposcarus longiceps) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Hipposcarus longiceps
Longnose Parrotfish

©Anne Hoggett: Hipposcarus longiceps at No Name Reef near Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Hipposcarus longiceps about 45 cm long in night colouration at Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: A school of Hipposcarus longiceps near the outer crest of Yonge Reef near Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Scaridae
Genus Hipposcarus
Species Hipposcarus longiceps



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 60 cm (length according to Allen et al, 2003)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Bellwood, D.R. and J.H. Choat (1989). A description of the juvenile phase colour patterns of 24 parrotfish species (Family Scaridae) from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Records of the Australian Museum, 41: 1-41. LIRS catalog number 264.

Other references

  • Bellwood, D.R. and J.H. Choat (2011). Dangerous demographics: the lack of juvenile humphead parrotfishes Bolbometopon muricatum on the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs, 30: 549-554. LIRS catalog number 1474.
  • Bellwood, D.R. and J.H. Choat (1990). A functional analysis of grazing in parrotfishes (family Scaridae): the ecological implications, Environmental Biology of Fishes, 28: 189-214. LIRS catalog number 305.
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