This is a Striped Parrotfish about 9 inches. Photo by Rod 20 Feb 04 in
about 20 feet water.
Location was Pickles Reef; Key Largo.
Adult has dark green or green tail, with pink, yellow, or orangish linear
markings between borders; Gold to yellow spot or stripe above and behind pectoral
fin; Juvenile (below) has yellow smudge on nose; The Princess Parrotfish
juvenile is very similar;
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Size: 8-9 inches; max 10 inches;
Audubon Field Guide; page 619; plate 355;
Reef Fish ID 3rd ed.; page 200-201; plate 200-201;
This is a Juvenile Striped Parrotfish about 3 inches. Photo
by Rod 22 Mar 04 in about 30 feet water.
Location was The Benwood Wreck; Key Largo.
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