Hipposcarus longiceps (Valenciennes, 1840)
Longnose parrotfish

This large parrot is moderately common but not always easy to get close to. Terminal males have pale bluish green and pink color on their scales and fins while the initial phase males and females are nearly white.

It gets a little blotchy when asleep at night.

The juvenile has an orange band down each side.

Created 8 March 2015
Updated 27 March 2017

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