Sparisoma frondosum, Male, Brazil. Photo: Graham Edgar
Sparisoma frondosum, Female, Brazil. Photo: Graham Edgar
Sparisoma frondosum, Abrolhos Islands, Brazil. Photo: Graham Edgar
Males with large distinct scales on body, red-brown to olive green on sides, blue-green on back and upper tail base, head purplish with oblique blue-green stripes, one through eye and another broader one on cheek, and eye red. Females/initial phase red-brown with a large yellow patch on upper tail base and red fins.
Max Size: 35 cm
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Seagrass
IUCN Threat Status: Data Deficient
Occurrence: Widespread (90% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (3 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.