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Family Scaridae

TROPICAL WESTERN ATLANTIC

Sparisoma aurofrenatum

Female, 9-foot Stake, Key West, FL, 20 feet

 

Male asleep, Duane Wreck, Key Largo, 80 feet

REDBAND PARROTFISH

Common on shallow reefs.  Females with a white spot on the caudal peduncle, males with a reddish stripe from the mouth past the eye and yellow and black dots above the pectoral fin.  Attains 11 inches.  Bermuda & Florida to Brazil.