For your generous support of parrotfish research!

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For your generous support of parrotfish research!
Stoplightparrotfish
(earlystage)
Gutu(papiamentu)
Papegaaivis(nederlands)
Pezlorro(español)
Stoplightparrotfish
(laterstage)
•  Thereare99knownparrotfishspecies
•  Theyliveintropicalandsubtropicalregionsworldwide
•  Onanightdivelookforparrotfishessleepinginmucouscocoons
•  Whydotheydoit?Scientistsbelieveit’stoprotectthemfromparasites
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Allbutonespeciesofparrotfisharesequentialhermaphrodites
Mostarebornfemalesandtransitiontomales
Thetransitionistriggeredbyfishsizeandsocialcues
Thesamespecieslooksdrasticallydifferentatdifferentstagesoftheirlife
•  Everhearthatcrunchingnoiseonthereef?
•  Parrotfisheatreefalgaewiththeirlargefrontteeth,makingadistinctive
scrapingsound
•  Algaecompeteswithcoral-bykeepingalgaeincheckparrotfish
indirectlyhelpmaintainthehealthofcoralreefs
•  Removal&degradationofseagrass
&mangrove“nurseries”
•  Habitatpollution
•  Overfishing
For your generous support
of parrotfish research!

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