This here’s the largest species of parrotfish, the Green Humphead Parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) growing to around 4.3 ft in length and weighing up to 100 lbs!
I think parrotfish are pretty cool, having evolved so that their teeth have fused into a “beak,” and displaying bright colors – making it seem much like the bird it was named for.
However, these fish differ not just in appearance (and species). The Green Humphead Parrotfish has a strange way of being helpful. You see, the fish feeds by crunching up live coral, breaking it up with its massive head. However, on the positive side, the coral sand it defecates after a meal helps to consolidate the reef and build up patches of sand. So………. I guess thanks? I’m honestly not really sure if you accomplished much except for mixing my once pure coral with parrotfish poop.
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