Saltwaterfish. Parrotfishes. Inhabits mid-to-shallow reefs, wanders around by day scaping algue from corals and rocks.
To be confused with
- Queen Parrotfish Scarus vetula
- Princess Parrotfish Scarus taeniopterus.
Size: 30 to 60 cm.
Colour: Male is brilliant green with pale purplish-orange markings on the head, blue mouth. The initial phase adult has a dark brown upper body, with white scales and red fins. The Juvenile is reddish-brown with lighter underside and white spots.
Shape: Big, sturdy fish, elongated and beaked mouth to scrape at the coral.
Habitat environment and ecology
Inhabits coral reefs. Inhabits mid-to-shallow reefs, wanders around by
day, scaping algue from corals and rocks, with beaked mouth.
BES-eilanden: St. Eustatius.
[Marion Haarsma, feb. 2016]
- DeLoach, N., & Humann, P. (2002). Reef Fish Identification -
Florida Caribbean Bahamas - 3th Edition. New World Publications, Inc.