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Parrotfishes, scaridae, scarus chameleon Chameleon Parrotfish ©Nils Aukan Chameleon Parrotfish ( Scarus chameleon ). More

of parrotfishes is still ongoing, it is now accepted that they are a clade in the tribe Cheilini, and are now commonly referred to as scarine labrids (subfamily Scarinae, family Labridae). More

Bioerosion has been linked to parrotfishes and the majority of research produced an overall estimate of sediment production (Bellwood 1995). More

The common name parrotfishes for this family is well chosen because of the bright colors of most species and the beak-like dentition formed by the fusion of teeth. More

parrotfishes that could be collana, but I need to do more research before showing one. Calotomus viridescens : Dotted Parrotfish. Red Sea. More

Description: Parrotfishes, aptly named for their vivid colors and powerful "beaks", are seen here pillaging a coral head at French Reef, in Key Largo Florida. Listen to the "crunching" sounds as these Midnight Parrotfishes scour the reef. More

Wrasses and Parrotfishes is another excellent book in Scott Michael's Reef Fishes series of books. This book is filled with information by one the hobby's foremost experts on the husbandry of marine fish in captivity. More

Wrasses & Parrotfishes is a treasure trove of the latest captive-care advice for the wrasses (the second-largest family of marine fishes) as well as the beautiful parrotfishes. More

Scarids, or parrotfishes, have a rather distinctive "parrot's beak" resulting from a fusion of the teeth and often fleshy lips. More

Parrotfishes, also called pollyfishes, are so named for their powerful cutting-edged beaks, formed of fused incisorlike jaw teeth. With these they scrape from the surface of coral, algae, polyps, and other small plant and animal life upon which they feed. More

The reason parrotfishes often don More

A number of parrotfishes will also consume small amounts of live coral and, in some cases, significant amounts of fleshy macroalgae or seaweed. More

Caribbean parrotfishes, however a mode of 14-16 pectoral-fin rays indicates Scarus. The remaining parrotfishes Sparisoma, Cryptotomus roseus, and Nicholsina usta all have 13 pectoral-fin rays, while the similar-appearing wrasse Doratonotus megalepis shares the median-fin-ray count but has only 11-12 pectoral-fin rays. More

Parrotfishes, along with wrasses, swim with their pectoral fins. These fins make quick vertical movements, propelling the fish forward. The caudal fin is used for quick bursts of speed. More

Parrotfishes are not valued in the United States as food except in Hawaii, where they are very popular and were once taboo (to be touched only by royalty). More

The Parrotfishes of the Subfamily Scarinae of the Western Indian Ocean with Descriptions of three New Species Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Ichthyological Bulletin of the J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, no. More

I'd seriously venture that the Parrotfishes of the world egest several thousands of tons of such material a day. More

Parrotfishes are well-known for their size and bright colors. In Hawaii they are especially popular on the dinner table and are a prime target of spear and net fishermen. More

Parrotfishes at Risk = Male parrotfish. Male uhu / Parrotfish One of the most beloved fishes on Hawaii’s reefs is also one of the most threatened. More

made on the biodiversity of parrotfishes of Gulf of Mannar revealed the occurrence of 9 species of which Scarus gibbus formed a year round fishery in Gulf of Mannar (9.4 tonnes). More

parrotfishes have become the dominant grazer on Caribbean reefs. The grazing capacity of these fishes could be impaired if marine reserves achieve their long-term goal of restoring large consumers, several of which prey on parrotfishes. More

Generally brightly colored, about 60 species of parrotfishes swim in coral reefs around the world. They have fused teeth that form beaklike plates, giving them a parrotlike appearance. They have large thick scales that, in some species, are strong enough to stop a spear. More

Parrotfishes are in almost constant search/eating mode on the reef during the day, stopping, "sleeping" only at night. Other Items of Interest: Places I've been to in the world (e.g. More

Common names

Aliyakyak in Tagalog
Aliyakyak in Visayan
Filament finned parrotfish in English
Filament-finned parrot fish in English
Filament-finned parrotfish in English
Filamentfinned parrotfish in English
Gaabuhoel in Austronesian (Other)
Gaabuhoel in Carolinian
Gaabush in Austronesian (Other)
Gaabush in Carolinian
High-fin parrotfish in English
Highfinned parrotfish in English
Laea-sina in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
lawi in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
loro in English
loro in Tagalog
Mini-fin parrotfish in English
Minifin parrotfish in English
Mulmol in Tagalog
Sapa viviha in Gela
soqo in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Te inai in Gilbertese
Te inai in Kiribati
高翅鸚嘴魚 in Mandarin Chinese
高翅鹦嘴鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Scaridae
Genus : Scarus
Species : Scarus taeniopterus
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