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Yellowtail Parrotfish

Sparisoma rubripinne


Found in Atlantic Ocean in coral beds of rincon, Puerto Rico; was somewhere between 13-15 inches long

2 species ID suggestions

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 5 years ago
Spotlight Parrotfish
Sparisoma viride FLMNH Ichthyology Department: Stoplight Parrotfish


Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 5 years ago

No problem, Parrotfish are quite interesting. :)

NickO 5 years ago

I do believe you are absolutely right! They looked so similar to me, I just thought the two were expressing different phenotypes, thank you for the clarification!

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 5 years ago

Hey NickO,
I think you have two species of Parrotfish. The two at the ends are what I believe Yellowtail Parrotfish whereas the two in the middle I am very certain are the Spotlight Parrotfish. Nice! I also think it's suppose to be 1 species per spotting so you may want to separate the two. :)

Rincón, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Lat: 18.34, Long: -67.25

Spotted on Apr 22, 2014
Submitted on May 7, 2014

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