How to Draw a Humphead Parrotfish

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Humphead Parrotfish in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Humphead Parrotfish.

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How to Draw a Humphead Parrotfish - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: For the head, draw a sideways, lopsided "M" for the parrotfish's head.

Step 2: Now draw the lips on the fish's face, along with a cirecly for an eye and a square for the forehead.

Step 3: Great! Now move on to the body. Draw a curved line from the base of the neck and the throat. This will lead right to the tail!

Step 4: Now draw the fins. Our humphead is the largest of all parrotfish - these fins help move him along the oceanfloor!

Step 5: Awesome! Let's draw the tail - draw a fan shape with ridges at the wide part.

Interesting Facts about Humphead Parrotfish

Humphead Parrotfish are a reef fish that can be found in coral reefs all over the Indian, Pacific, and Red Sea. The Great Barrier Reef is off the coast Australia is the most well-known area. Adults are found in lagoons and seaweed beds. Parrotfish also like to live in large groups. The largest groups can be over 75 fish. Humphead Parrotfish are a green to gray color. They have yellow to pink colored heads and large bumpy foreheads. Humphead Parrotfish grow up to 130 centimeters.

Did you know?

  • Humphead Parrotfish eat algae and coral, when the pieces are too big to eat; they ram the coral with their heads.
  • Also called a “Bumphead Parrotfish,” or “Giant Parrotfish.”
  • Parrotfish breed at night. Because of this fishermen will fish at night.
  • Many islands like Fuji, Samoa, and Solomon Islands have banned night time fishing and scuba diving to protect the fish.
  • Parrotfish have teeth that look like a beak. There are also teeth in the back of their throats that help grind the coral.

Lesson Plan Note: A Humphead Parrotfish is a great topic for a cultural study. These fish live in the places like the Great Barrier Reef. This is a great way to explore the continent of Australia.