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Stoplight Parrotfish

Sparisoma viride

Description:

Photo take at -40 ft on a coral reef. Colorful and abundant fish. Young adults and females with scales outlined in darker gray; often bright red below. Super males green, with bright yellow spot at upper edge of gill cover, yellow bar at base of tail, curved orange-yellow mark on caudal fin rays. Initial phase fish with a brown head, the scales of the upper two-thirds of the body with pale centers and dark brown edges, the lower third of body and fins bright red. Terminal phase males are green with three diagonal orange bands on upper half of head.

Habitat:

Found on coral reef from Florida, all the Caribbean sea to Brazil. It is normally found during the day between 15–80 ft.


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2 Comments

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 7 years ago

Nice spotting! great fish, very beautiful!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

It seems that you had all the time to take pictures with this fish, it wasn´t afraid of you.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Spotted by
Gerardo Aizpuru

Mexico

Lat: 20.85, Long: -86.88

Spotted on Apr 21, 2012
Submitted on Apr 21, 2012

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