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Redband Parrotfish (adult)

Sparisoma aurofrenatum

Description:

Photo take a t -45 ft in a Caribbean reef, Parrotfish owe their name to the shape of their mouth. Instead of teeth they have two beak-like plates, like parrots. They have even rows of large, noticeable scales on their bodies Body greenish, underside lighter, anal fin usually reddish. Tail square-cut, outer tips black. The upper forebody with a small yellow blotch with two or more small black spots. Usually with a salmon to orange band from the corner of the mouth to below the eye. A white spot behind the dorsal fin. Marine Species

Habitat:

Common on reef areas found from Florida all the Caribbean sea , Central America to Brazil.


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Gerardo Aizpuru
Spotted by
Gerardo Aizpuru

Mexico

Lat: 20.85, Long: -86.88

Spotted on Jun 8, 2012
Submitted on Jun 8, 2012

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