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Bicolor Parrotfish

Cetoscarus bicolor

Description:

"It is among the largest parrotfishes, growing to a length of up to 90 centimetres. As in many of its relatives, it is a sequential hermaphrodite, starting as female and then changing to male. The initial (female) phase is dark brown with a large cream patch on the upper part of the body. The terminal phase (male) is very colourful, overall green with pink spotting to the body and edging to the fins. Juveniles are white with a black spot on the dorsal fin and an orange band through the eye." ~wiki

Habitat:

"Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to the Tuamoto Islands, north to the Izu Island, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef. Occurs in clear lagoon and seaward reefs. Juveniles usually solitary; adults form harems; males are territorial. Small juveniles usually in dense coral and algae habitats. Benthic grazer of algae." ~ fishbase.us http://www.fishbase.us/summary/Cetoscaru...

Notes:

Spotted at Three Pools dive site, Dahab.

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Bernadette S
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Bernadette S

دهب, جنوب سيناء, Egypt

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

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