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Family Scaridae

WESTERN ATLANTIC

Sparisoma rubripinne

Female, French Reef, Key Largo, 40 feet

YELLOWTAIL PARROTFISH

Common on shallow sandy reefs and seagrass beds.  Females mottled with a yellow tail, males blue-green with a yellowish tail and black at base of pectoral fin.  Attains 18 inches.  Bermuda & Florida to Brazil.