|Species No||Category||Common_Name||Species Name||Length (cm)||Length_In||Notes||Graphic|
|90,200.00||Parrotfish||Redband Parrotfish||Sparisoma Aurofrenatum||28.00||11.02||
Inhabits reef areas. The parrotfish's teeth are fused together, enabling them to scrape away hard coral outer skeletons to get at polyps inside. These fish are thought to
be a major factor in reef recycling.
Occasionally a female will change sex, increase in size, and take on a distinct appearance as a terminal-phase male. This is usually done to replace a missing male.
Edibility is poor.
Range is Bermuda and Florida to Brazil.