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Created 3/21/2015

Family Scaridae

INDO-PACIFIC

Bolbometopon muricatum

Bali, Indonesia

   

BUMPHEAD PARROTFISH

Formerly common on coral reefs & along dropoffs before fishing pressure reduced stocks to near-extinction in some areas.  Travels in small groups as it forages on coralline algae and live coral.  Attains 48 inches.  Indo-Pacific excluding Hawai'i.

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