Parrotfish

Bluelip Parrotfish

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West Palm Beach, Florida (Blue Heron Bridge) – 7/1/2017

In the background there is a Slippery Dick – juvenile.

Emerald Parrotfish

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Dominica (Fort Young Dock) – 1/19/2017

Believe it or not these pictures are of the exact same fish!  When it was swimming above the grass bed, it appeared to be a solid color (bottom picture), but when it settled in the grass, it camouflaged to be the more mottled color (top picture).

Bucktooth Parrotfish

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Dominica (Fort Young Dock) – 1/17/2017

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Dominica (Fort Young Dock) – 1/19/2017

Yellowtail Parrotfish

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Yellowtail Parrotfish – Initial Phase
Roatan, Honduras (Overheat Reef) – 3/27/2016

Stoplight Parrotfish

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Stoplight Parrotfish – Terminal Phase
Cozumel, Mexico (San Clamente) – 5/9/2015

Stoplight Parrotfish

Stoplight Parrotfish – Initial Phase
Bonaire (Oil Slick Leap) – 5/14/2013

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Stoplight Parrotfish – Juvenile
Bimini, Bahamas (Kinks) – 11/25/2016

Parrotfish might be the answer to helping preserve our coral reefs as they feed algae that threaten to overrun the reef.  Read More

Midnight Parrotfish

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Midnight Parrotfish
Cozumel, Mexico (Virgin Wall) – 5/8/2015

Redband Parrotfish

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Redband Parrotfish – Juvenile
Dominica (Champagne Reef) – 1/19/2017

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Redband Parrotfish – Intermediate Juvenile
Dominica (Champagne Reef) – 1/19/2017  & West Palm Beach, Florida (Blue Heron Bridge) – 7/1/2017

These fish can rapid change their coloring to camouflage!

Redband Parrotfish – Initial Phase
Cozumel, Mexico (Chancanab Reef) – 5/7/2015

Redband Parrotfish – Terminal Phase
Dominica (Dangleben’s North) – 1/17/2017 & Roatan, Honduras (Hole in the Wall) – 3/26/2016