Nope! All the same species. This is a Stoplight Parrotfish, the first three photos are Terminal Phase, the last three photos are Initial Phase. All Stoplight Parrotfish start out as adults with the checkerboard back and red belly, then the largest and most dominant change to the blue/green dominant phase. Isn't nature fascinating?
by Liz Reasey April. 23, 2009 3405 views