Green Humphead Parrotfish

Green Humphead Parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) 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) and a solo diver in Indonesia

Credit: Emmy Ahlen

Green Humphead Parrotfish Bolbometopon muricatum
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. 

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

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