Parrotfish; Scaridae

A favourite reef fish on scuba dives or when snorkelling around Koh Phangan. They differ from the Wrasse in having fused teeth, which they use to scrape and crunch algae off corals.

This parrotfish has a distinctively long snout.

This familiar reef fish, that feeds by scraping algae off rocks and coral, is a protogynous hermaphrodite.

One of our favourite schooling reef fishes. The are colourful only in their adult male form.

What makes this parrotfish sordid ? It\'s not a common fish, that\'s for sure.

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