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Scarus taeniopterus - Princess parrotfish

Scarus taeniopterus - Princess parrotfish  Photo courtesy: Geoff Schultz

The princess parrotfish has three distinct color phases. The juvenile phase shows horizontal black and white stripes with dark edges on their tail fins. Initial phase individuals, which are mature females, have brown stripes and yellowish fins. When individuals change into males, known as the terminal phase, they are bluish-green with horizontal green stripes bordering their eye. They also have a yellowish stripes as well as pink, orange, or yellow borders on their dorsal and tail fins. Princess parrotfish grow between 8 to 10 inches and are found at depths between 10 and 80 feet.

Distribution, Stock Structure and Migration
Western Atlantic: Bermuda, southern Florida (USA), and Bahamas to Brazil; throughout the Caribbean.

Found on bottoms with coral or rock. Juveniles often occur in association with Thalassia.

Forms large feeding aggregations and feeds on plants.

Quick Fact
Sleeps in a mucus cocoon.

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