The Greenblotch Parrotfish is primarily an algae eater.
This type of parrotfish does not get very large only around 25 cm in length.
Habitat and Distribution
The greenblotch parrotfish can be found in the Gulf of Mexico, Western Atlantic: Bermuda, southern Florida, and the Bahamas to northern South America.
It is found on both rocky and coral reefs at depths down to about 50 meters.
Diet and Behavior
The greenblotch parrotfish feed on the benthic algae lining coral reefs and detritus, and at night it rests in turtle grass beds.
It is a diurnally active, herbivorous species.
Greenblotch parrotfish are protogynous hermaphrodites, which transition from females, in the juvenile phase, to mature males, in the terminal phase.
The greenblotch parrotfish are polygamous, they spawn in groups of one mature male and several females.
The eggs are scattered in dense turtle grass beds and left unguarded.