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European or Mediterranean Parrotfish – Sparisoma cretense (female) Another pretty female, just for the record! Geotagged,Spain,Sparisoma cretense,Spring Click/tap to enlarge

European or Mediterranean Parrotfish – Sparisoma cretense (female)

Another pretty female, just for the record!

    comments (6)

  1. I love parrotfish - they look like such characters! Posted 7 months ago
    1. Oh, and looks like you forgot the geotag on this one. Posted 7 months ago
      1. Thanks! Done now! :-) Posted 7 months ago
    2. Yes, they really color the reef, and even with the colors of the Spanish flag :-D Posted 7 months ago
      1. How thoughtful of them to match the Spanish flag ;) Posted 7 months ago
        1. Yop! they are very patriotic! :-D Posted 7 months ago

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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

Similar species: Perch-like Fishes
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Nov 22, 2019. Captured May 2, 2019 17:06 in Spain.
  • TG-5
  • f/4.5
  • 1/100s
  • ISO200
  • 8.99mm