Parrotfish are classified under the family Scaridae (order Perciformes) usually inhabiting in tropical reefs. These tropical fish have elongated bodies with a variety of bright colors, blunt heads and deep bodies with large scales. More interesting facts about parrotfish you’ll find out as you read on.


Parrotfish Description


The characteristic feature of this tropical fish is the beak which is bird-like; formed by the fusion of the teeth along the jaws. The fish use their beak (which is strong enough to leave scars on the corals) to bite and scrape off the algae and the softer parts of the coral and then grinding the food with plate-like structures inside their throats.


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