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Sparisoma Collection

A vibrant portrait of a Mediterranean parrotfish (Sparisoma cretense) gracefully swims above an algae-covered rock, showcasing its stunning colors and unique features

Background imageSparisoma Collection: A portrait of a Mediterranean parrotfish (Sparisoma cretense) above an algae covered rock

A portrait of a Mediterranean parrotfish (Sparisoma cretense) above an algae covered rock. El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain. East Atlantic Ocean

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Stoplight Parrotfish (Sparisoma viride), Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean Date: 08/11/2011

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Stoplight Parrotfish (Sparisoma viride), Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean Date: 07/11/2007

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Redtail Parrotfish (Sparisoma chrysopterum), Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean Date: 07/11/2007

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Stoplight Parrotfish (Sparisoma viride), Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean Date: 07/11/2007

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Stoplight Parrotfish (Sparisoma viride), Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean Date: 07/11/2007

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Spotlight Parrotfish, Initial Phase (Sparisoma viride), Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean Date: 07/11/2007

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Parrotfish, scuba diving at Richelieu Rock, Mu Koh Surin National Marine Park, just North of Similan Islands, Thailand, SE Asia Date: 12/05/2005

Background imageSparisoma Collection: Parrotfish, striped parrotfish, Spanish hogfish

Parrotfish, striped parrotfish, Spanish hogfish
Parrotfish, Sparisoma cretense 18, striped parrotfish, Scarus iseri 19, Spanish hogfish, Bodianus rufus 20, and squirrelfish, Holocentrus adscensionis 21

Background imageSparisoma Collection: Mediterranean parrotfish, Sparisoma cretense

Mediterranean parrotfish, Sparisoma cretense (Cretan scarus, Scarus cretensis). Illustration drawn and engraved by Richard Polydore Nodder

Background imageSparisoma Collection: Nassau grouper, redtail parrotfish and the Rhone apron

Nassau grouper, redtail parrotfish and the Rhone apron
Nassau grouper, Epinephelus striatus (endangered), redtail parrotfish, Sparisoma chrysopterum, and the Rhone apron, Zingel asper (critically endangered)

Background imageSparisoma Collection: Stellate rabbitfish, parrotfish and palecheek parrotfish

Stellate rabbitfish, parrotfish and palecheek parrotfish
Stellate rabbitfish, Siganus stellatus, parrotfish, Sparisoma cretense, and palecheek parrotfish, Chlorurus japanensis. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by David after an illustration by

Background imageSparisoma Collection: Redtail parrotfish, Sparisoma chrysopterum

Redtail parrotfish, Sparisoma chrysopterum.. Handcolored copperplate engraving from George Shaw and Frederick Nodders The Naturalists Miscellany 1812


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A vibrant portrait of a Mediterranean parrotfish (Sparisoma cretense) gracefully swims above an algae-covered rock, showcasing its stunning colors and unique features. With its striking stripes and intricate patterns, this parrotfish captivates the viewer's attention. Its scientific name, Sparisoma cretense, reflects its presence in the Mediterranean Sea, where it thrives amidst diverse marine life. The image captures the essence of this species' habitat as it navigates through crystal-clear waters. The DDE-90027094 code serves as a reminder of the importance of preserving these delicate ecosystems for future generations to admire and study. This parrotfish is part of a larger family that includes other fascinating species like striped parrotfish and Spanish hogfish. Known for their crucial role in maintaining coral reef health, Mediterranean parrotfish like Sparisoma cretense play a vital ecological role by grazing on algae that can smother corals. Their feeding habits help maintain balance within underwater ecosystems while also contributing to the overall biodiversity. In addition to being visually captivating creatures they can also significant indicators of environmental health. The Nassau grouper, redtail parrotfish, and Rhone apron are just some marine species that coexist with Sparisoma cretense in their natural habitats. These enchanting fish share their home with other remarkable inhabitants such as stellate rabbitfish and palecheek parrotfish. Together, they create an awe-inspiring underwater world filled with color and life. As we marvel at this splendid portrayal of nature's wonders captured by DDE-90027092 code or any other photographic documentation tools used here (DDE-90027091), let us remember our responsibility to protect these fragile ecosystems from human-induced threats (DDE-90027073).