Redtail Parrotfish (species: Chlorurus japanensis) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Chlorurus japanensis
Redtail Parrotfish

©Kendall Clements: Chlorurus japanensis at Hicks Reef near Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Scaridae
Genus Chlorurus
Species Chlorurus japanensis

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



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Web resources


  • Bellwood, D.R. (1985). The functional morphology, systematics and behavioural ecology of parrotfishes (Family Scaridae), Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University, Townsville. LIRS catalog number 310.
  • Choat, J.H., O.S. Klanten, L. Van Herwerden, D.R. Robertson and K.D. Clements (2012). Patterns and processes in the evolutionary history of parrotfishes (Family Labridae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 107: 529-557. LIRS catalog number 1559.
  • Hoey, A.S. and D.R. Bellwood (2008). Cross-shelf variation in the role of parrotfishes on the Great Barrier Reef, Coral Reefs, 27: 37-47. LIRS catalog number 1046.