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n. pl. parrotfish or par·rot·fish·es
Any of various brightly colored tropical marine fishes of the family Scaridae, having fused teeth resembling a parrot's beak.


n, pl -fish or -fishes
1. (Animals) any brightly coloured tropical marine percoid fish of the family Scaridae, having parrot-like jaws
2. (Animals) Austral any of various brightly coloured marine fish of the family Labridae
3. (Animals) any of various similar fishes


(ˈpær ətˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any tropical marine fish of the family Scaridae, having brilliant coloring and parrotlike jaws.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parrotfish - gaudy tropical fishes with parrotlike beaks formed by fusion of teethparrotfish - gaudy tropical fishes with parrotlike beaks formed by fusion of teeth
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
family Scaridae, Scaridae - parrotfishes
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Make the most of the unique location and pop out for a dive with parrotfish, snappers and tropical angelfish, or just watch the world swim by through the rooms' great 42-inch porthole windows - like round-screen TVs.
With its beak-like jaws and brilliant color, it's easy to see how the parrotfish got its name.
Three other varieties -- parrotfish, rabbit fish and red-toothed triggerfish -- also swam to freedom in the waters off the aquarium in Al Khan area.
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In conclusion, our results showed that choline concentration of 230 mg/kg diet largely meets parrotfish requirement for growth and normal lipid metabolism, and that the additional choline supplementation in diet is not necessary for the juvenile parrot fish.
i overcome my fear of the choppy water to go snorkelling, and spot an array of marine life including parrotfish, angelfish, barracudas and butterfly fish.
Parrotfish eventually became the primary grazers on reefs in the region, but these herbivores are popular catches for fisheries.
Parrotfish found the nursery-raised corals particularly tasty.
There were fish of every hue gliding past us in groups--green blue parrotfish, yellow Angel fish, Butterfly fish, sea horses and other marine life.
Looking more like Finding Nemo than real life, this cheekily grinning parrotfish seems to know EXACTLY what he's doing crashing into snorkeler Sophia Roth's photo off Key West, Florida.
One special dish to sample is the parrotfish which came grilled to perfection and tasted like steak.