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

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

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



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

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



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

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



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 43.6 cm SL
Sparisoma axillare (Steindachner, 1878)

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Minguell, C.
 
Sparisoma cretense
[Parrotfish]



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

Photo by Photo by Luiz, Jr., O.
 
Sparisoma frondosum
[]
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Sparisoma griseorubrum
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sparisoma radians
[Bucktooth parrotfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 30.5 cm SL

 
Sparisoma rocha
[Trindade parrotfish]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Sparisoma viride
[Stoplight parrotfish]



15 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Sparisoma amplum Southwest Atlantic 39 SL 1841
Sparisoma atomarium Greenblotch parrotfish Western Atlantic 25 TL 1861
Sparisoma aurofrenatum Redband parrotfish Western Atlantic 28 TL 1840
Sparisoma axillare Southwest Atlantic 43.6 SL 1878
Sparisoma choati West-African Parrotfish Eastern Atlantic 31.4 SL 2012
Sparisoma chrysopterum Redtail parrotfish Western Atlantic 46 TL 1801
Sparisoma cretense Parrotfish Eastern Atlantic 50 TL 1758
Sparisoma frondosum Southwestern Atlantic 34.5 SL 1831
Sparisoma griseorubrum Western Central Atlantic 1982
Sparisoma radians Bucktooth parrotfish Western Atlantic 20 TL 1840
Sparisoma rocha Trindade parrotfish Southwestern Atlantic 30.5 SL 2010
Sparisoma rubripinne Redfin parrotfish Western Atlantic and the 47.8 TL 1840
Sparisoma strigatum Strigate parrotfish Eastern Atlantic 45 SL 1862
Sparisoma tuiupiranga Southwestern Atlantic 15.4 SL 2003
Sparisoma viride Stoplight parrotfish Western Atlantic 64 TL 1788



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