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Stoplight Parrotfish

Sparisoma viride

Description:

Photo take at -4o ft in a Caribbean reef. This colorful parrotfish stop in a cleaning station attend by yellow blue-headed wrasse, that take care of parasites on the parrotfish skin.this is the most beautiful of the Caribbean parrotfish, The colors of the stoplight parrotfish in the initial phase, when it could be either a male or a female, are dramatically different from those in the terminal phase, when it is definitely a male. Wikipedia

Habitat:

Inhabitant of the coral reef found from Florida all the Caribbean sea to Brazil.


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2 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 2 years ago

Thanks Donna this are blue headed wrasses also they make cleaning stations when they are juvenile.

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 2 years ago

Wow! So beautiful. I love the tiny yellow fish visible in the second photo. What are they?

Mexico

Lat: 20.85, Long: -86.88

Spotted on Apr 1, 2012
Submitted on Apr 1, 2012

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