Green Humphead Parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Green Humphead Parrotfish

Green Humphead Parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum)
Green Humphead or Giant Parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) are the largest Parrotfish species.
Credit: Johan Folmeus
A group of Green Humphead Parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum)
A group of Green Humphead Parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) and a solo diver in Indonesia
Credit: Emmy Ahlen
Green Humphead Parrotfish Bolbometopon muricatum

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. 

Scientific Rank
Chordata (Chordates)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-Like Fish)
Family: Scaridae (Scaridae)
Genus: Bolbometopon (Bolbometopon)
Species: Bolbometopon muricatum
Average Size: 1.2 metres

Have you ever seen Green Humphead Parrotfish when diving?
Let us know your thoughts by adding a comment below.

Free Scuba Diver!
T-shirt & wrist band
+ Drybag or Beach towel

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site, while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). You can decide for yourself whether you want to allow cookies or not. Please note that if you reject them, you may not be able to use all the functionalities of the site.