Rainbow Parrot Fish
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Scarus guacamaia
Common Name Blue rainbow, rainbow
Range Western central Atlantic
Estimated Population Decreasing
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Scaridae
Genus Scarus
Species • S. guacamaia
Conservation Status
(IUCN 3.1)
Near Threatened

The Rainbow Parrotfish (scarus guacamaia') is the largest of the Scaridae family to inhabit the Atlantic Ocean. It is found mostly in Coral Reefs and on sea beds, mostly living in the Caribbean and the Florida Reef. This parrotfish is herbivorous fish with a beak that scrapes algea and other things of corals. And as the name suggests, they are very colorful fish.


The rainbow parrotfish is an endangered creature in North, Central, and South America. The Parrotfish is considered vulnerable due to it's loss of mangrove nursery habitat.

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Vertebrate FishesMammalsReptilesAmphibiansCartilaginous FishesSharks
Invertebrate ArthropodMolluscaEchinodermsCnidaria
Conservation Status Critically EndangeredEndangeredNear ThreatenedVulnerableLeast ConcernData DeficientNot Evaluated