Schlegel's Parrotfish, Scarus schlegeli (Bleeker 1861)

A male (terminal phase) Schlegel's Parrotfish, Scarus schlegeli, at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Source: Andy Lewis / Lizard Island Field Guide. License: CC by Attribution

Males are dark bluish to purple with a pale blue on the upper body anteriorly, and a yellow-edged vertical blue line through the midsection. Females (initial phase) are dark brownish with 4-5 pale chevron-shaped bands on the body.

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Schlegel's Parrotfish, Scarus schlegeli (Bleeker 1861)


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