Sixband Parrotfish (species: Scarus frenatus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Scarus frenatus
Sixband Parrotfish

©Anne Hoggett: Scarus frenatus on the outer crest of Yonge Reef near Lizard Island.

©Andy Lewis: Sixband parrotfish (Scarus frenatus). Note abrupt transition to pale tail base and enlarge image to see distinctive "scribbled" pattern on dark portion of body.

©Anne Hoggett: Initial phase Scarus frenatus being cleaned by a pair of Labroides dimidiatus at Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Scaridae
Genus Scarus
Species Scarus frenatus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 47 cm (Length of specimen)

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

  • Arnal, C. (2000). Ecologie comportementale de la symbiose poisson nettoyeur/ poisson client: motivations et honnĂȘtetĂ©, Ph.D. thesis, University of Perpignan, France. LIRS catalog number 637.
  • 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.
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