Scaridae


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Related to Scaridae: Parrot fish
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Noun1.Scaridae - parrotfishesScaridae - 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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Note that the family names for Labridae, Serranidae, and Scaridae follow the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (http://www.
An annotated checklist of the species of the Labroid fish families Labridae and Scaridae.
For example, there are nine species of parrotfish that are all members of the Scaridae family.
The parrotfishes, family Scaridae, are characterized as specialized perciform fishes that closely associate with reefs and are primarily tropical in distribution (Schultz 1958, 1969 and Nelson 1994).
dentalium (marine) Brachyura true crabs vertebrates Osteichthyes bony fish Scaridae parrotfish (marine) Sparisoma sp.
In declining order of importance, these families were the Scaridae, Acanthuridae, Holocentridae (exclusively of the subfamily Holocentrinae, the squirrelfishes), Monacanthidae, Priacanthidae, Chaetodontidae, Aulostomidae, and Cirrhitidae (Table 2).
Enumerating reef fish from video footage was not attempted since only video site #1 provided footage adequate for enumerations; however, members of reef fish families Pomacentridae, Labridae, and Scaridae were abundant at all 3 video sites.