Rainbow Parrotfish

The Rainbow Parrotfish is the largest in the Parrotfish family; it can grow up to 4 feet in size. In fact, it is the largest herbivorous fish in the Atlantic. Parrotfishes get their name from their teeth that are fused to form a strong parrot-like beak, which is used to scrape the algae off the surface of coral. Sadly the Rainbow Parrotfish is on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Details & Statistics

Added to Scubadorable
Dec 21, 2006
Scientific Name
Scarus guacamaia
Also known as
Blue Rainbow
Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic, South Atlantic, West Atlantic
27 to 47 inches
10 to 82 feet

International Names

Danish (Dansk)
Spanish (Español)
Loro guacamayo
French (Français)
Perroquet Arc-en-ciel
Dutch (Nederlands)
Regenboog Papagaaivis
Brazilian Portuguese (Português brasileiro)
Russian (русский язык)

Cute Rainbow Parrotfish Gifts

Parrotfish Are Cool! 3 Ring Binder – Four cute Scubadorable parrotfish swim together under the slogan "Parrotfish are cool!". The fish are drawn in our unique cartoon style and include: Princess Parrotfish; Rainbow... View on Zazzle
Cartoon Rainbow Parrotfish Dive Flag Postcard – This design shows our cute Scubadorable Rainbow Parrotfixh in front of a dive flag. This will make a great gift for scuba divers and snorkelers View on Zazzle
Cute Rainbow Parrotfish Trucker Hat – This is our totally cute Scubadorable Rainbow Parrotfish, a beautifully colored parrotfish that lives in the Atlantic. This will make a great gift for scuba divers and snorkelers. View on Zazzle