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Rusty Parrotfish - juvenile

Scarus ferrugineus

Description:

about 20 cm long, feeding along sea floor about 1.5 meter depth

Habitat:

coral reefs, Red Sea

Notes:

Spotted at Three Pools dive site, Dahab. http://www.fishbase.org/summary/14380

2 Comments

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 8 years ago

Thanks so much for the ID, xpatdiveguide! I would never have guessed this was a parrotfish.

xpatdiveguide
xpatdiveguide 8 years ago

Juvenile fish often look completely different than their adult selves so it's a lot of fun to try and identify them.

Bernadette S
Spotted by
Bernadette S

دهب, جنوب سيناء, Egypt

Spotted on Jul 30, 2012
Submitted on Jul 31, 2012

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