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Species Name: Sparisoma aurofrenatum

Authority: (Valenciennes, 1840)

Common Name: Redband Parrotfish

Range: Western Atlantic Ocean: Florida, Bermuda, Bahamas to Central America, and throughout the Caribbean

Size: 10 inches - 25 cm

Natural Environment: Inhabits coral reefs, with juveniles found in seagrass beds

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and feeds upon algae covered rock and coral branches/mounds. Requires numerous feedings per day with a varied diet containing some meaty foodstuffs and a lot of vegetable matter. Safe to keep with soft corals, but not stony corals. Rarely seen in the trade.

Aquarium Suitability: Large fish-only aquarium/Best left in the wild

Redband Parrotfish (Sparisoma aurofrenatum) Photo Credit:John Randall

Photo Credit: John Randall


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