Green Humphead Parrotfish


Common Name:
Green Humphead Parrotfish
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Species:
Bolbometopon muricatum
Average Size:
1.2 metres
Description:

The Green Humphead Parrotfish / Giant Parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) is a large reef fish and the largest species of Parrotfish. They live around the Indo-Pacific region & The Red Sea, at depths from the surface to approximately 40 metres. Weighing as much as 45 kg., they are the largest fish to have hard corals as their main diet. They often swim in medium-size groups in shallow water. 

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