parrotfish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n parrotfish gaudy tropical fishes with parrotlike beaks formed by fusion of teeth
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Roman emperors ate flamingo tongues which were considered a delicacy. Also parrotfish livers, and pheasant brains were feasted on
    • n parrotfish A name given to various fishes, principally of the families Labridæ and Scaridæ, on account of their colors or the shape of their jaws. The species generally of the family Scaridæ, common in tropical seas.
    • n parrotfish A name given in Australia and elsewhere to Scarus pseudolabrus: called in the Australian tropics parrot-perch. In Victoria and Tasmania the name is also given to several species of Labrichthys. In New Zealand, the parrot-fish is Pseudolabrus miles psittacula.
    • n parrotfish Same as blue groper.
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Usage


In news:

Algae growth and fewer parrotfish in Caribbean cited as possible reasons for vulnerability.
Parrotfish and Surgeonfish Helping to Save Pacific Corals.
In Carriacou, Parrotfish And Pastel Cottages.
Parrotfish and Surgeonfish Helping to Save Pacific Corals.
Researchers find that fishery closures in Belize's Glover's Reef help barracudas, groupers, and other predatory fish recover while the parrotfish and other herbivores essential for reef recovery still need more protection.
14-year study finds need for increased protections for parrotfish and other herbivores in marine reserves.
Big fat parrotfish and yellow tail jacks around the Tugboat that are used to being fed and will approach the diver waiting for food - usually bread.
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