Sparisoma amplum (Ranzani, 1841)
photo by Krajewski, J.P.

 Family:  Scaridae (Parrotfishes), subfamily: Sparisomatinae
 Max. size:  39 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 30 m
 Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic: endemic to Brazil and its oceanic islands.
 Diagnosis:  Similar to S. viride but distinguished by the distinctive color pattern of the TP specimens; S. amplum is without yellow area on caudal peduncle ('stoplight') and without yellow spot at the angle of opercle (Ref. 40827).
 Biology:  Occurs in oceanic islands, dwelling mainly in shallow and turbulent areas on coral, algal and rocky reefs. Occurs in smaller groups in deeper habitats (Ref. 40827).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 18.06.02
 Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 26.07.07

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