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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Scaridae Parrotfishes
Subfamily: Sparisomatinae
Genus: Sparisoma

(See list of species below)



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15 species (see list below)

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Photo by Krajewski, J.P.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 39 cm SL
Sparisoma amplum (Ranzani, 1841)

Photo by Krajewski, J.P.
 
Sparisoma amplum
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Sparisoma atomarium (Poey, 1861)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sparisoma atomarium
[Greenblotch parrotfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Sparisoma aurofrenatum (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Sparisoma aurofrenatum
[Redband parrotfish]

Photo by Krajewski, J.P.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 37 cm SL
Sparisoma axillare (Steindachner, 1878)

Photo by Krajewski, J.P.
 
Sparisoma axillare
[]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 31.4 cm SL
Sparisoma choati Rocha, Brito & Robertson, 2012

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Sparisoma choati
[West-African Parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Sparisoma chrysopterum (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sparisoma chrysopterum
[Redtail parrotfish]

Photo by Minguell, C.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Sparisoma cretense (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Minguell, C.
 
Sparisoma cretense
[Parrotfish]

Photo by Luiz, Jr., O.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 34.5 cm SL
Sparisoma frondosum (Agassiz, 1831)

Photo by Luiz, Jr., O.
 
Sparisoma frondosum
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Sparisoma griseorubrum
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Sparisoma radians (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sparisoma radians
[Bucktooth parrotfish]
No picture found
Southwestern Atlantic
Max. Length 26.8 cm SL

 
Sparisoma rocha
[Trindade parrotfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 47.8 cm TL
Sparisoma rubripinne (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sparisoma rubripinne
[Redfin parrotfish]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Sparisoma strigatum (Günther, 1862)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Sparisoma strigatum
[Strigate parrotfish]

Photo by Krajewski, J.P.

Southwestern Atlantic
Max. Length 15.4 cm SL
Sparisoma tuiupiranga Gasparini, Joyeux & Floeter, 2003

Photo by Krajewski, J.P.
 
Sparisoma tuiupiranga
[]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 64 cm TL
Sparisoma viride (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Sparisoma viride
[Stoplight parrotfish]
15 Species of Family Scaridae with Genus Sparisoma
(Parrotfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1841 Sparisoma amplum Southwest Atlantic 39 SL
1861 Sparisoma atomarium Greenblotch parrotfish Western Atlantic 25 TL
1840 Sparisoma aurofrenatum Redband parrotfish Western Atlantic 28 TL
1878 Sparisoma axillare Southwest Atlantic 37 SL
2012 Sparisoma choati West-African Parrotfish Eastern Atlantic 31.4 SL
1801 Sparisoma chrysopterum Redtail parrotfish Western Atlantic 46 TL
1758 Sparisoma cretense Parrotfish Eastern Atlantic 50 TL
1831 Sparisoma frondosum Western Atlantic 34.5 SL
1982 Sparisoma griseorubrum Western Central Atlantic
1840 Sparisoma radians Bucktooth parrotfish Western Atlantic 20 TL
2010 Sparisoma rocha Trindade parrotfish Southwestern Atlantic 26.8 SL
1840 Sparisoma rubripinne Redfin parrotfish Western Central Atlantic 47.8 TL
1862 Sparisoma strigatum Strigate parrotfish Eastern Atlantic 45 SL
2003 Sparisoma tuiupiranga Southwestern Atlantic 15.4 SL
1788 Sparisoma viride Stoplight parrotfish Western Atlantic 64 TL



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