Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Scaridae > Genus: Sparisoma > Species: Sparisoma cretensis

Parrotfish - Sparisoma cretensis (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Martspan Maltese Fishbase
Martzpan Maltese Fishbase
Marzipan Maltese Fishbase
Marzpan Maltese Fishbase
Papagaio-velho Portuguese Fishbase
Parrotfish English Fishbase
Perroquet French Fishbase
Viela colorada Spanish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Sparisoma (Euscarus) cretense (Linnaeus, 1758)
Labrus cretensis Linnaeus, 1758
Scarus canariensis Valenciennes, 1838
Euscarus cretensis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sparisoma cretense (Linnaeus, 1758)
Scarus rubiginosus Valenciennes, 1840
Calliodon rubiginosus (Valenciennes, 1840)
Scarus mutabilis Lowe, 1838
Scarus siculus Cocco, 1846
Scarus rubiginoides Guichenot, 1865
Sparidosoma cretense (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sparisoma flavescens (non Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Scarus cretensis (Linnaeus, 1758)

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External data

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