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I took this photo in Cozumel. It was on a night snorkel right off the dock. 6ft of water. The fish was about 7-8" long.

 

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Yep, it is a female Redtail Parrotfish (Sparisoma chrysopterum).

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Yep, it is a female Redtail Parrotfish (Sparisoma chrysopterum).

 

Thanks all. i think i'm on the right track however I think it shares more distinctive characteristics with the red band (esp. the eye) than the Red Tail. I also found a photo online where it was half exactly like my photo and half grey. However, I'm certain now that it is a parrot fish.

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You can trust me on this one, I've worked with these fish before, it is the Redtail (Sparisoma chrysopterum), I have absolutely no doubt. You can check another photo here:

 

Redtail Parrotfish photo

 

The only difference between your photo and the one on the link above are the brown bands, which they only "turn on" at night.

 

Luiz

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Thanks. What's wierd is going into my one caribbean book and looking at the red tail photos and seeing fish that look different than my photo. Your photo nails it.

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