Redband Parrotfish

Sparisoma aurofrenatum

Maximum Size:

11 in (28 cm)


Around 5 years

Typical depth:

6.5–65 ft (2–20 m)


The redband is one of the smaller species of Caribbean parrotfish. They are common throughout the region and are even found as far east as Bermuda. They are active during the day and are often found feeding on algae by biting off pieces of reef. They occur either alone or in small groups, especially when young.


Grouper, barracuda and moray eels.

Did you know?

Like many other parrotfish species, redband males and females differ in coloration and form harems, where spawning occurs year-round, usually early in the morning.