Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Scaridae > Sparisoma > Sparisoma rubripinne

Sparisoma rubripinne (Yellowtail parrotfish; Yellowtail parrot; Roughscale parrot; Roughscale kwob; Redfin parrotfish; Redfin parrot; Red fin parrot fish)

Synonyms: Scarus rubripinnis; Scarus truncatus; Sparisoma pachycephalum; Sparisoma rhomaleum; Sparisoma rubripinnis
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Protected Areas

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Florida Aquarium


Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Canary Current; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; French Guiana; Grenada; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Sao Tomé and Principe; Senegal; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Trindade Island; Trinidad and Tobago; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA and Bermuda to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Ref. 7251, 13628); throughout the Caribbean Sea (Ref. 3802) but absent in the Gulf of Mexico. Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to at least the Gulf of Guinea (Ref. 7360).;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)