Males blue green with large obvious scales on body, a smooth head with a curving reddish line from corner of mouth widening behind eye, and a strongly lunate tail. Females/initial phase have red-brown/grey bodies with distinct large scales, irregular light bands on sides, and upper part of head yellowish. Endemic to Brazil where it is the second largest parrotfish species.
Max Size: 39 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.0-30.1°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Threats: Exploitation, Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Widespread (57% 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.