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.

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