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Sparisoma tuiupiranga  Gasparini, Joyeux & Floeter, 2003

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Scaridae (Parrotfishes) > Sparisomatinae
Etymology: Sparisoma: Latin, sparus = a fish with a golden head + Greek, soma = body (Ref. 45335);  tuiupiranga: From the Tupi for 'red parakeet', the native American language once spoken along the Brazilian coast, and refers to the splendid color of initial phase adults of this small parrotfish.

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Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 20 m (Ref. 52151).   Subtropical; 17°S - 28°S

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Southwestern Atlantic: from the state of Bahia (Abrolhos Archipelago National Marine Park to the state of Santa Catarina), Brazil.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52151)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in shallow areas of tropical rocky reefs. Males establish territories (approximately 8 m2). Juveniles are strongly associated with seaweed beds, occasionally found mixed with Sparisoma radians and Cryptotomus roseus. This species is typically a scraper which grazes upon a large variety of epilithic algae (e.g. Jania, Gelidium, Polysiphonia, consequently ingesting a large quantity of sediment. It is however, very plastic in its feeding habits and is commonly observed browsing over Sargassum. Males and larger initial phase adult individuals perform up to 2400 bites daily with a mean gut turnover of about 2.5 guts day-1, having an important role on local energy flux (Ref. 52151).

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Gasparini, J.L., J.-C. Joyeux and S.R. Floeter, 2003. Sparisoma tuiupiranga, a new species of parrotfish (Perciformes: Labroidei: Scaridae) from Brazil, with comments on the evolution of the genus. Zootaxa 384:1-14. (Ref. 52151)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01622 (0.00970 - 0.02713), b=3.13 (2.99 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .