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  • IP: pink+ rows pearl spots, genital papilla black, pectoral base yellow
    TP opercle edge - blue bar; front D - black spot; fins red
    juv like IP
    Sparisoma atomarium, Greenblotch parrotfish
  • IP - fins red; white spot upper tail base
    TP - eye red, red stripe under eye; yellow+black spot above pectoral base; C black tips
    juv - like IP + dark blotch behind opercle
    Sparisoma aurofrenatum, Redband parrotfish
  • IP - red-brown, yellow scales behind opercle; pectoral base - dark spot
    TP- grey, D & A yellow, C black top & bottom edges; pectoral yellow + black spot upper base
    Sparisoma axillare, Redeye parrotfish
  • snout long, pointed; C concave
    IP - pink; pectoral base - dark spot
    TP - blue-green, head blue, iris red, inside pectoral yellow, C red crescent, D & A red
    Sparisoma chrysopterum, Redtail parrotfish
  • IP - red brown, tail base yellow bar, D & C red, A white
    TP - green & brown, iris red, tail base & C green, operculum - green lines, pectoral base yellow
    juv like IP
    Sparisoma griseorubrum, Grey parrotfish
  • IP grey-green, pectoral base in green patch, genital papilla pink
    TP grey-green, opal spot behind eye, black - throat, base of pectoral, outer edges D, A & C
    juv like IP
    Sparisoma radians, Bucktooth parrotfish
  • IP - grey, tail base & C yellow
    TP - grey-green, iris red, C- center yellow
    juv like IP
    Sparisoma rubripinne, Yellowtail parrotfish
  • head pointed, convex between eyes
    IP: dark brown over red, fins red, C base pale bar
    TP: green, head - purple stripes; operculum yellow spot, C yellow blotch & crescent
    juv - dark red + grid of white spots, fins red, C base white
    Sparisoma viride, Stoplight parrotfish