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Parrotfish (Sparisoma cretense), female

parrotfish_f.jpg Parrotfish (<i>Sparisoma cretense</i>), juvenilesThumbnailsYellowtail parrotfish (<i>Sparisoma rubripinne</i>), initial phase

Reds and yellows look a lot duller at depth (often closer to grey-blue). One of the females in a male's harem will change sex once the dominant male has died, replacing him.