Mediterranean Parrotfish Sparisoma cretense

Mediterranean Parrotfish
Mediterranean Parrotfish
The adult male of the Mediterranean Parrotfish, above left, is plain greyish, whereas the adult female, above right, is mainly red with some yellow. Females can transition to males before they mature but not after.
Mediterranean Parrotfish
Mediterranean Parrotfish
Mediterranean Parrotfish
Parrotfish are related to wrasse but have very different dentition. Their teeth are arranged like a beak so that they can scrape algae off coral and rock.
Mediterranean Parrotfish
Mediterranean Parrotfish
Mediterranean Parrotfish
They are native to coasts and reefs of the Mediterranean and northeastern Atlantic.
Mediterranean Parrotfish
Mediterranean Parrotfish
Mediterranean Parrotfish
They typically grow to some 30cm long but can reach 50cm.