SCARUS PERSICUS - (Randall and Bruce, 1983)
Gulf parrotfish, perroquet du golfe
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits rocky reefs and coral patches in depths from 1-25m. It is a moderately sized Scarus with a maximum recorded size of 56 cm TL (male) and a mean size of 48 cm. Maximum age recorded was 22 years, with a mean age 14 years.
Djibouti and Persian Gulf to the southern coast of Oman, but not common in the south.