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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Bolbometopon muricatum (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Bolbometopon muricatum
[Green humphead parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific and Eastern
Max. Length 54 cm TL
Calotomus carolinus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Calotomus carolinus
[Carolines parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Calotomus japonicus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Calotomus japonicus
[Japanese parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Calotomus spinidens (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Calotomus spinidens
[Spinytooth parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Calotomus viridescens (Rüppell, 1835)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Calotomus viridescens
[Viridescent parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Calotomus zonarchus (Jenkins, 1903)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Calotomus zonarchus
[Yellowbar parrot]

Photo by Moldzio, S.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Cetoscarus bicolor (Rüppell, 1829)

Photo by Moldzio, S.
 
Cetoscarus bicolor
[Bicolour parrotfish]

Photo by Greenfield, J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm SL
Cetoscarus ocellatus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Cetoscarus ocellatus
[Spotted parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Chlorurus atrilunula (Randall & Bruce, 1983)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus atrilunula
[Bluemoon parrotfish]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 49 cm TL
Chlorurus bleekeri (de Beaufort, 1940)

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Chlorurus bleekeri
[Bleeker's parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Chlorurus bowersi (Snyder, 1909)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus bowersi
[Bower's parrotfish]

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Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Chlorurus capistratoides (Bleeker, 1847)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus capistratoides
[Indian parrotfish]

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Chlorurus cyanescens (Valenciennes, 1840)

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Chlorurus cyanescens
[Blue humphead parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Chlorurus enneacanthus (Lacepède, 1802)

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Chlorurus enneacanthus
[Captain parrotfish]

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Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Chlorurus frontalis (Valenciennes, 1840)

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Chlorurus frontalis
[Pacific slopehead parrotfish]

Photo by Moldzio, S.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Chlorurus genazonatus (Randall & Bruce, 1983)

Photo by Moldzio, S.
 
Chlorurus genazonatus
[Sinai parrotfish]

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Chlorurus gibbus (Rüppell, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus gibbus
[Heavybeak parrotfish]

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Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Chlorurus japanensis (Bloch, 1789)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus japanensis
[Palecheek parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Chlorurus microrhinos (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus microrhinos
[Steephead parrots]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Chlorurus oedema (Snyder, 1909)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Chlorurus oedema
[Knothead parrotfish]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 60.9 cm SL
Chlorurus perspicillatus (Steindachner, 1879)

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Chlorurus perspicillatus
[Spectacled parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 44.2 cm SL
Chlorurus rhakoura Randall & Anderson, 1997

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus rhakoura
[Raggedfin parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Chlorurus sordidus (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlorurus sordidus
[Daisy parrotfish]

Photo by Kittel, S.W.

Western Central Pacific

Chlorurus spilurus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Kittel, S.W.
 
Chlorurus spilurus
[Pacific bullethead parrotfish]

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Indian Ocean
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Chlorurus strongylocephalus (Bleeker, 1855)

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Chlorurus strongylocephalus
[Steephead parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 34.6 cm TL
Chlorurus troschelii (Bleeker, 1853)

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Chlorurus troschelii
[Troschel's parrotfish]

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Cryptotomus roseus Cope, 1871

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Cryptotomus roseus
[Bluelip parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Hipposcarus harid (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hipposcarus harid
[Candelamoa parrotfish]

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Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Hipposcarus longiceps (Valenciennes, 1840)

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Hipposcarus longiceps
[Pacific longnose parrotfish]

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Leptoscarus vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

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Leptoscarus vaigiensis
[Marbled parrotfish]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 24 cm SL

 
Nicholsina collettei
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Nicholsina denticulata (Evermann & Radcliffe, 1917)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Nicholsina denticulata
[Loosetooth parrotfish]

Photo by Cox, C.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Nicholsina usta (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Cox, C.
 
Nicholsina usta
[Emerald parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Scarus altipinnis (Steindachner, 1879)

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Scarus altipinnis
[Filament-finned parrotfish]

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Scarus arabicus (Steindachner, 1902)

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Scarus arabicus
[Arabian parrotfish]

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Scarus caudofasciatus (Günther, 1862)

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Scarus caudofasciatus
[Redbarred parrotfish]

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Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Scarus chameleon Choat & Randall, 1986

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus chameleon
[Chameleon parrotfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Scarus chinensis
[]

Photo by Venier, J.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 77 cm TL
Scarus coelestinus Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Venier, J.
 
Scarus coelestinus
[Midnight parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Scarus coeruleus (Edwards, 1771)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus coeruleus
[Blue parrotfish]

Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Scarus collana Rüppell, 1835

Photo by Field, R.
 
Scarus collana
[Red Sea parrotfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 68 cm TL
Scarus compressus (Osburn & Nichols, 1916)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Scarus compressus
[Azure parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Scarus dimidiatus Bleeker, 1859

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Scarus dimidiatus
[Yellowbarred parrotfish]

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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 35.6 cm SL
Scarus dubius Bennett, 1828

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Scarus dubius
[Regal parrot]

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Scarus falcipinnis (Playfair, 1868)

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Scarus falcipinnis
[Sicklefin parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Scarus ferrugineus Forsskål, 1775

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Scarus ferrugineus
[Rusty parrotfish]

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Scarus festivus Valenciennes, 1840

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Scarus festivus
[Festive parrotfish]

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Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Scarus flavipectoralis Schultz, 1958

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Scarus flavipectoralis
[Yellowfin parrotfish]

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Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Scarus forsteni (Bleeker, 1861)

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Scarus forsteni
[Forsten's parrotfish]

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Scarus frenatus Lacepède, 1802

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Scarus frenatus
[Bridled parrotfish]

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Scarus fuscocaudalis Randall & Myers, 2000

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Scarus fuscocaudalis
[Darktail parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Scarus fuscopurpureus (Klunzinger, 1871)

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Scarus fuscopurpureus
[Purple-brown parrotfish]

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Scarus ghobban Forsskål, 1775

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Scarus ghobban
[Blue-barred parrotfish]

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Scarus globiceps Valenciennes, 1840

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Scarus globiceps
[Globehead parrotfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Scarus gracilis
[]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Scarus guacamaia Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Scarus guacamaia
[Rainbow parrotfish]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 66 cm TL
Scarus hoefleri (Steindachner, 1881)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Scarus hoefleri
[Guinean parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Scarus hypselopterus Bleeker, 1853

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Scarus hypselopterus
[Yellow-tail parrotfish]

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Scarus iseri (Bloch, 1789)

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Scarus iseri
[Striped parrotfish]

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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Scarus koputea Randall & Choat, 1980

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Scarus koputea
[Marquesan parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

South Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Scarus longipinnis Randall & Choat, 1980

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Scarus longipinnis
[Highfin parrotfish]

Photo by Satapoomin, U.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 19.1 cm TL
Scarus maculipinna Westneat, Satapoomin & Randall, 2007

Photo by Satapoomin, U.
 
Scarus maculipinna
[Spot fin parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Scarus niger Forsskål, 1775

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus niger
[Dusky parrotfish]

Photo by Earle, J.L.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm SL
Scarus obishime Randall & Earle, 1993

Photo by Earle, J.L.
 
Scarus obishime
[]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Scarus oviceps Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Scarus oviceps
[Dark capped parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 78 cm TL
Scarus ovifrons Temminck & Schlegel, 1846

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus ovifrons
[Knobsnout parrotfish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Scarus perrico Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Scarus perrico
[Bumphead parrotfish]

Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Scarus persicus Randall & Bruce, 1983

Photo by Field, R.
 
Scarus persicus
[Gulf parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Scarus prasiognathos Valenciennes, 1840

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Scarus prasiognathos
[Singapore parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Scarus psittacus Forsskål, 1775

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus psittacus
[Common parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Scarus quoyi Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus quoyi
[Quoy's parrotfish]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Scarus rivulatus Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Scarus rivulatus
[Rivulated parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Scarus rubroviolaceus Bleeker, 1847

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus rubroviolaceus
[Ember parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Scarus russelii Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus russelii
[Eclipse parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 37 cm TL
Scarus scaber Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus scaber
[Fivesaddle parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Scarus schlegeli (Bleeker, 1861)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus schlegeli
[Yellowband parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Scarus spinus (Kner, 1868)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus spinus
[Greensnout parrotfish]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Scarus taeniopterus Lesson, 1829

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Scarus taeniopterus
[Princess parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 26.6 cm SL
Scarus tricolor Bleeker, 1847

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus tricolor
[Tricolour parrotfish]

Photo by Sazima, I.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 55.6 cm SL
Scarus trispinosus Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Scarus trispinosus
[]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Scarus vetula Bloch & Schneider, 1801

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Scarus vetula
[Queen parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Scarus viridifucatus (Smith, 1956)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus viridifucatus
[Roundhead parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 54 cm TL
Scarus xanthopleura Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus xanthopleura
[Red parrotfish]

Photo by Luiz, Jr., O.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 33.2 cm SL
Scarus zelindae Moura, Figueiredo & Sazima, 2001

Photo by Luiz, Jr., O.
 
Scarus zelindae
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Scarus zufar Randall & Hoover, 1995

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scarus zufar
[Dhofar parrotfish]

Photo by Krajewski, J.P.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 39 cm SL
Sparisoma amplum (Ranzani, 1841)

Photo by Krajewski, J.P.
 
Sparisoma amplum
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Sparisoma atomarium (Poey, 1861)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sparisoma atomarium
[Greenblotch parrotfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Sparisoma aurofrenatum (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Sparisoma aurofrenatum
[Redband parrotfish]

Photo by Krajewski, J.P.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 43.6 cm SL
Sparisoma axillare (Steindachner, 1878)

Photo by Krajewski, J.P.
 
Sparisoma axillare
[]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 31.4 cm SL
Sparisoma choati Rocha, Brito & Robertson, 2012

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Sparisoma choati
[West-African Parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Sparisoma chrysopterum (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sparisoma chrysopterum
[Redtail parrotfish]

Photo by Minguell, C.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Sparisoma cretense (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Minguell, C.
 
Sparisoma cretense
[Parrotfish]

Photo by Luiz, Jr., O.

Southwestern Atlantic
Max. Length 34.5 cm SL
Sparisoma frondosum (Agassiz, 1831)

Photo by Luiz, Jr., O.
 
Sparisoma frondosum
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Sparisoma griseorubrum
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Sparisoma radians (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sparisoma radians
[Bucktooth parrotfish]
No picture found
Southwestern Atlantic
Max. Length 30.5 cm SL

 
Sparisoma rocha
[Trindade parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic and the
Max. Length 47.8 cm TL
Sparisoma rubripinne (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sparisoma rubripinne
[Redfin parrotfish]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Sparisoma strigatum (Günther, 1862)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Sparisoma strigatum
[Strigate parrotfish]

Photo by Krajewski, J.P.

Southwestern Atlantic
Max. Length 15.4 cm SL
Sparisoma tuiupiranga Gasparini, Joyeux & Floeter, 2003

Photo by Krajewski, J.P.
 
Sparisoma tuiupiranga
[]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 64 cm TL
Sparisoma viride (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Sparisoma viride
[Stoplight parrotfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Bolbometopon muricatum Green humphead parrotfish Indo-Pacific 130 TL 1840
Calotomus carolinus Carolines parrotfish Indo-Pacific and Eastern 54 TL 1840
Calotomus japonicus Japanese parrotfish Northwest Pacific 39 TL 1840
Calotomus spinidens Spinytooth parrotfish Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1824
Calotomus viridescens Viridescent parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 21 SL 1835
Calotomus zonarchus Yellowbar parrot Pacific Ocean 33 TL 1903
Cetoscarus bicolor Bicolour parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 50 SL 1829
Cetoscarus ocellatus Spotted parrotfish Indo-Pacific 80 SL 1840
Chlorurus atrilunula Bluemoon parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 30 TL 1983
Chlorurus bleekeri Bleeker's parrotfish Indo-Pacific 49 TL 1940
Chlorurus bowersi Bower's parrotfish Western Pacific 40 TL 1909
Chlorurus capistratoides Indian parrotfish Indian Ocean 40 TL 1847
Chlorurus cyanescens Blue humphead parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 50 TL 1840
Chlorurus enneacanthus Captain parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 50 TL 1802
Chlorurus frontalis Pacific slopehead parrotfish Pacific Ocean 50 TL 1840
Chlorurus genazonatus Sinai parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 31 TL 1983
Chlorurus gibbus Heavybeak parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 70 TL 1829
Chlorurus japanensis Palecheek parrotfish Pacific Ocean 31 TL 1789
Chlorurus microrhinos Steephead parrots Pacific Ocean 70 TL 1854
Chlorurus oedema Knothead parrotfish Indo-West Pacific 42 TL 1909
Chlorurus perspicillatus Spectacled parrotfish Eastern Central Pacific 60.9 SL 1879
Chlorurus rhakoura Raggedfin parrotfish Eastern Indian Ocean 44.2 SL 1997
Chlorurus sordidus Daisy parrotfish Indian Ocean. 40 TL 1775
Chlorurus spilurus Pacific bullethead parrotfish Western Central Pacific 1840
Chlorurus strongylocephalus Steephead parrotfish Indian Ocean 70 TL 1855
Chlorurus troschelii Troschel's parrotfish Indo-West Pacific 34.6 TL 1853
Cryptotomus roseus Bluelip parrotfish Western Atlantic 13 TL 1871
Hipposcarus harid Candelamoa parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 75 TL 1775
Hipposcarus longiceps Pacific longnose parrotfish Pacific Ocean 60 TL 1840
Leptoscarus vaigiensis Marbled parrotfish Indo-Pacific 35 TL 1824
Nicholsina collettei Eastern Atlantic 24 SL 1968
Nicholsina denticulata Loosetooth parrotfish Eastern Pacific 32 TL 1917
Nicholsina usta Emerald parrotfish Western Atlantic 30 TL 1840
Scarus altipinnis Filament-finned parrotfish Pacific Ocean 60 TL 1879
Scarus arabicus Arabian parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 45 TL 1902
Scarus caudofasciatus Redbarred parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 50 TL 1862
Scarus chameleon Chameleon parrotfish Pacific Ocean 31 TL 1986
Scarus chinensis Northwest Pacific 1867
Scarus coelestinus Midnight parrotfish Western Atlantic 77 TL 1840
Scarus coeruleus Blue parrotfish Western Atlantic 120 TL 1771
Scarus collana Red Sea parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 33 TL 1835
Scarus compressus Azure parrotfish Eastern Pacific 68 TL 1916
Scarus dimidiatus Yellowbarred parrotfish Western Pacific 40 TL 1859
Scarus dubius Regal parrot Eastern Central Pacific 35.6 SL 1828
Scarus falcipinnis Sicklefin parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 60 TL 1868
Scarus ferrugineus Rusty parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 41 TL 1775
Scarus festivus Festive parrotfish Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1840
Scarus flavipectoralis Yellowfin parrotfish Western Central Pacific 40 TL 1958
Scarus forsteni Forsten's parrotfish Pacific Ocean 55 TL 1861
Scarus frenatus Bridled parrotfish Indo-Pacific 47 TL 1802
Scarus fuscocaudalis Darktail parrotfish Indo-West Pacific 25 TL 2000
Scarus fuscopurpureus Purple-brown parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 38 TL 1871
Scarus ghobban Blue-barred parrotfish Indo-Pacific 75 TL 1775
Scarus globiceps Globehead parrotfish Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1840
Scarus gracilis Northwest Pacific 1869
Scarus guacamaia Rainbow parrotfish Western Atlantic 120 TL 1829
Scarus hoefleri Guinean parrotfish Eastern Atlantic 66 TL 1881
Scarus hypselopterus Yellow-tail parrotfish Indo-Pacific 31 TL 1853
Scarus iseri Striped parrotfish Western Atlantic 35 TL 1789
Scarus koputea Marquesan parrotfish Eastern Central Pacific 31 TL 1980
Scarus longipinnis Highfin parrotfish South Pacific 40 TL 1980
Scarus maculipinna Spot fin parrotfish Eastern Indian Ocean 19.1 TL 2007
Scarus niger Dusky parrotfish Indo-Pacific 40 TL 1775
Scarus obishime Northwest Pacific 70 SL 1993
Scarus oviceps Dark capped parrotfish Indo-Pacific 35 TL 1840
Scarus ovifrons Knobsnout parrotfish Northwest Pacific 78 TL 1846
Scarus perrico Bumphead parrotfish Eastern Pacific 76 TL 1882
Scarus persicus Gulf parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 50 TL 1983
Scarus prasiognathos Singapore parrotfish Indo-West Pacific 70 TL 1840
Scarus psittacus Common parrotfish Indo-Pacific 34 TL 1775
Scarus quoyi Quoy's parrotfish Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1840
Scarus rivulatus Rivulated parrotfish Western Pacific 40 SL 1840
Scarus rubroviolaceus Ember parrotfish Indo-Pacific 70 TL 1847
Scarus russelii Eclipse parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 51 TL 1840
Scarus scaber Fivesaddle parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 37 TL 1840
Scarus schlegeli Yellowband parrotfish Pacific Ocean 40 TL 1861
Scarus spinus Greensnout parrotfish Pacific Ocean 30 TL 1868
Scarus taeniopterus Princess parrotfish Western Atlantic 35 TL 1829
Scarus tricolor Tricolour parrotfish Indo-Pacific 26.6 SL 1847
Scarus trispinosus Southwest Atlantic 55.6 SL 1840
Scarus vetula Queen parrotfish Western Central Atlantic 61 TL 1801
Scarus viridifucatus Roundhead parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 45 TL 1956
Scarus xanthopleura Red parrotfish Western Pacific 54 TL 1853
Scarus zelindae Southwest Atlantic 33.2 SL 2001
Scarus zufar Dhofar parrotfish Western Indian Ocean 50 TL 1995
Sparisoma amplum Southwest Atlantic 39 SL 1841
Sparisoma atomarium Greenblotch parrotfish Western Atlantic 25 TL 1861
Sparisoma aurofrenatum Redband parrotfish Western Atlantic 28 TL 1840
Sparisoma axillare Southwest Atlantic 43.6 SL 1878
Sparisoma choati West-African Parrotfish Eastern Atlantic 31.4 SL 2012
Sparisoma chrysopterum Redtail parrotfish Western Atlantic 46 TL 1801
Sparisoma cretense Parrotfish Eastern Atlantic 50 TL 1758
Sparisoma frondosum Southwestern Atlantic 34.5 SL 1831
Sparisoma griseorubrum Western Central Atlantic 1982
Sparisoma radians Bucktooth parrotfish Western Atlantic 20 TL 1840
Sparisoma rocha Trindade parrotfish Southwestern Atlantic 30.5 SL 2010
Sparisoma rubripinne Redfin parrotfish Western Atlantic and the 47.8 TL 1840
Sparisoma strigatum Strigate parrotfish Eastern Atlantic 45 SL 1862
Sparisoma tuiupiranga Southwestern Atlantic 15.4 SL 2003
Sparisoma viride Stoplight parrotfish Western Atlantic 64 TL 1788



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