Adult Steephead Parrotfish are greenish blue. There is a brighter blue-green band above the mouth and a wider one below. Uniform yellowish-tan individuals are known but are rare. The tail is rounded in juveniles, but becomes crescent shaped in adults. Males develop a large hump on the head giving them a blunt head appearance. Steephead Parrotfish juveniles below about 8 cm are black with horizontal white stripes. Juveniles are generally solitary and large adults often school together.
length to 70cm
lagoons and seaward reefs
In Australia the Steephead Parrotfish is found from south-western to north-western Western Australia and along the length of Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Juveniles are found as far south as central New South Wales.
|Common Name:||Steephead Parrotfish|