The Yellowtail Parrotfish is primarily an algae eater but also eats sponges.
Habitat and Distribution
Yellowtail parrotfish is found mostly in the western Atlantic and the Caribbean
Diet and Behavior
Yellowtail parrotfish are typically herbivorous. Both juvenile and adults feed on benthic algae and sponges.
Yellowtail parrotfish are protogynous hermaphrodite, changing sex from female to male.
The sex ratio during spawning is three males to one female.
The aggregations usually occur at a depth of 18m which is of a greater depth that the water they are usually found in.
The fertilization process is external, sperm are released into the water around the female.