Chlorurus troschelii

Chlorurus troschelii, commonly known as Troschel's parrotfish, is a species of marine ray-finned fish, a parrotfish from the family Scaridae. It is native to the eastern Indian Ocean, where it lives in coral reefs.[1]

Chlorurus troschelii
Chlorurus troschelii (Bleeker, 1853).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Labriformes
Family: Scaridae
Genus: Chlorurus
C. troschelii
Binomial name
Chlorurus troschelii
(Bleeker, 1853)
  • Scarus troschelii Bleeker, 1853
  • Pseudoscarus troscheli (Bleeker, 1853)
  • Pseudoscarus rhoduropterus Bleeker, 1861
  • Scarus rhoduropterus (Bleeker, 1861)
  • Xanothon rhoduropterus (Bleeker, 1861)


The fish is named in honor of zoologist Franz Hermann Troschel (1810-1882)[3]


  1. ^ a b Choat, J.H.; Carpenter, K.E.; Rocha, L.A.; Clements, K.D.; Russell, B.; Myers, R.; Lazuardi, M.E.; Muljadi, A.; Rahardjo, P.; Pardede, S. (2012). "Chlorurus troschelii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T190741A17787513. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012.RLTS.T190741A17787513.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2019). "Chlorurus troschelii" in FishBase. August 2019 version.
  3. ^ Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (22 September 2018). "Order LABRIFORMES: Family LABRIDAE (a-h)". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 27 February 2023.