This species inhabits coral-rich areas of outer channels and seaward coastal reefs including reef flats during high tides. It is known from depths of 1 to at least 18 m.Juvenile and female Greenblotch Parrotfish are pale grey-brown with five or six faint white bars on the body.There are three pale stripes on the belly. Mature males are blue-green with pinkish scale margins. The operculum is orange dorsally and violet ventrally. There is a patch of blue-green on the cheek and across the snout.Also grows to Max 40.0 cm in length. Greenblotch Parrotfish have Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9.
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Inhabits coral-rich areas of outer channels and seaward reefs. Occurs singly or in small groups over intertidal flats to graze on algae during high water mark.
Microalgea (Eg. spirulina) Macroalgea (Eg. seaweed / nori)
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.
There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. However, its distribution overlaps several marine protected areas within its range.
It is a harmless species utilized as food, primarily subsistence, but also commercial in local and regional.