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  • n. Plural form of parrotfish.

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Examples

  • Nomadic herbivores such as parrotfishes (Family Scaridae), surgeonfishes (Family Acanthuridae), and chubs (Kyphosus sp.) may forage across wide areas of the reef.

    Coral reef fish feeding behavior in the Caribbean

  • Important fish species found in Bahamian mangroves are snappers, grunts, parrotfishes, and mojarra, Nassau grouper, Bonefishbonefish, tarpon and barracuda a very important economically as a sport fishery.

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  • Surgeonfishes and parrotfishes remove coral polyps to get the algae or invertebrates that have bored into the coral skeleton.

    Coral reef fish feeding behavior in the Caribbean

  • Their mouths are small and contain small incisor-like teeth that can occasionally be fused to form a beak-like structure (e.g., parrotfishes).

    Coral reef fish feeding behavior in the Caribbean

  • The reserve allowed the number of parrotfishes to increase and because parrotfish eat seaweeds, the corals could grow freely without being swamped by weeds.

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  • Fishes with pectoral fins and obvious scales: parrotfishes, wrasses, hogfishes, razorfishes.

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  • Important fish species found in Bahamian mangroves are snappers (Lutjanus spp.), grunts (Haemulon spp), parrotfishes (Scarus spp and Sparisoma), and mojarra (Gerres spp. and Eucinostomus spp), Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus), bonefish (Albula vulpes), tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) and barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) a very important economically as a sport fishery.

    Bahamian mangroves

  • This sort of evidence may help persuade governments to reduce the fishing of key herbivores like parrotfishes and help reefs cope with the inevitable threats posed by climate change. "

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  • This sort of evidence may help persuade governments to reduce the fishing of key herbivores like parrotfishes and help reefs cope with the inevitable threats posed by climate change ".

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