Stoplight Parrotfish

The Stoplight Parrotfish is one of eleven in the Sparisoma family. It uses its strong beak-like jaws to graze for algea on corals and constantly re-grows its teeth. Populations have been falling from overfishing and other human activities, putting the coral reefs at risk since algae is deleterious to coral.

Details & Statistics

Added to Scubadorable
Dec 22, 2006
Scientific Name
Sparisoma viride
Also known as
Dark Green Parrotfish, Moontail, Parrot Chub, Redbelly
Range
Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic, West Atlantic
Length
15 to 25 inches
Depth
10 to 164 feet

International Names

Spanish (Español)
Cotorra / Loro brilloso / Loro colorado
French (Français)
Perroquet Feu
Polish (Polski)
Sparysoma Szmaragdowa

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