Parrotfish Peeking

Parrotfish Peeking - Belize, 2008

This parrotfish seems to be peeking through a branch of soft coral. Parrotfish have sturdy teeth and jaws which remind one of a parrot. They bite pieces of coral to exhume algae within the coral. The ground up coral is released as sand - up to a ton in the life of a parrotfish. Older females often change sex, thus changing color to that of the darker male. See also Parrotfish Smiling.

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