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Stoplight Parrotfish

Sparisoma viride

Description:

Photo take at -35 ft in a Caribbean reef, this is the most beautiful of the Caribbean parrotfish, The colors of the stoplight parrotfish in the initial phase, when it could be either a male or a female, are dramatically different from those in the terminal phase, when it is definitely a male. Wikipedia

Habitat:

Inhabitant of the coral reef found from Florida all the Caribbean sea to Brazil.

Notes:

Found this great specimen on a cleaning station where some Gobys taking care of it´s parasites .

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3 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Thanks Nopayahnah and Beagle

Beagle
Beagle 7 years ago

What beautiful colors. Gobys are amazing little fish!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

The concept of the cleaning station is wonderful!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Spotted by
Gerardo Aizpuru

Mexico

Lat: 20.85, Long: -86.88

Spotted on Feb 29, 2012
Submitted on Feb 29, 2012

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