Rainbow Parrotfish



The Rainbow Parrotfish (Scarus Guacamaia) is a species of fish in the Scaridae family. The species is among the largest members of its family, and the largest in the Atlantic, reaching 3.9ft in length, 20 kg in weight and a maximum age of 16 years. It has a greenish-brown overall coloration; the fins are dull orange with tongues of green. Its dental plates are blue-green. Sexes appear alike.

The Rainbow Parrotfish has a relatively wide distribution in the western Atlantic, and can be found from Bermuda through south Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean to Venezuela. It inhabits coral reefs, mangroves and sea grass beds in shallow waters, at depths of 3–25 meters.

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Weight 12 lbs


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