family Scaridae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Scaridae - parrotfishesfamily Scaridae - parrotfishes        
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Perciformes, order Percomorphi, Perciformes, Percomorphi - one of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches; basses; tuna
parrotfish, polly fish, pollyfish - gaudy tropical fishes with parrotlike beaks formed by fusion of teeth
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The species of the family Scaridae were reviewed by Schultz (1958, 1969), for which Schultz (1969) established the subfamilies Scarinae and Sparosomatidae.
Note that the family Scaridae has been reclassified recently as a subfamily of Labridae (see Westneat et al.