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Calotomus japonicus

Female, Yawatano, Izu, Japan, 20 feet

 

Male, Yawatano, Izu, Japan, 20 feet

Male, Yawatano, Izu, Japan, 20 feet

 JAPANESE PARROTFISH    Budai

Inhabits rocky reefs among seaweed.  Attains 16 inches.  Southern Japan, Korea, and Ogasawara Islands.