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Wrasse, parrotfish or something else?

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by sportyluis, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. sportyluis

    sportyluis Angel Fish

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    Hi All!

    Still learning to identify my fish! I couldn't find this in my book or online... I think it's a wrasse or maybe a parrotfish that's perhaps changing colors?
     

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  2. ScubaWithTurk

    ScubaWithTurk Bubble Blowing Buddha

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    Hard to tell from the picture but it looks to me like it is a parrot fish.
     
  3. Steelyeyes

    Steelyeyes Manta Ray

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    Stoplight Parrotfish in the juvenile phase. That's my guess.
     
  4. T.C.

    T.C. Photographer

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    Location: Ft. Hood, TX
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    Definitely a Stoplight Parrotfish.

    Parrotfish have that large shape with large scales. Wrasses are smaller (usually) with less obvious scales and large fat lips. Parrotfish are herbivores, wrasses are carnivores.
     
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  5. aviator8

    aviator8 Photographer

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  6. waves_221

    waves_221 Solo Diver

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    I agree. Definitely a stoplight parrotfish (Sparisoma viride) in its initial phase.
     
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  7. sportyluis

    sportyluis Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Canada
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    oh nice! Yes it was a good size. I didn't realize this was a juvenile! I'll have to do more reading on it
     

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