Hipposcarus harid

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Also known as Candeloma parrotfish. Diet: Benthic algae
Max. Size: 75 cm
Fun Fact: They use powerful jaws (beaks); where they get the name “parrot” fish from
their beaks are used to scrape algae and coral polyps from hard substrates; they digest the polyps which is often seen excreting from them while diving; this digestion makes up a lot of the sand around coral reefs.

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