European or Mediterranean Parrotfish – Sparisoma cretense (female0
In Spanish is known as "la vieja" (Old lady) and this is the female phase. I call it phase because females eventually become males, typical for parrotfishes. It is unusual that the female is more colorful than the male (next posting).
The Mediterranean parrotfish is a species of parrotfish found at depths up to 50 m along rocky shores in the Mediterranean and the eastern Atlantic, from Portugal south to Senegal. It is generally common, but uncommon or rare in the northwestern Mediterranean and in the Adriatic Sea. It prefers relatively warm temperatures and there is an ongoing northward range expansion, probably because of global warming. The primary adult habitat is rocky reefs, especially in areas with macroalgae, but they.. more