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Blue Parrotfish, The Fish With 1000 Teeth, Can Bite Rocks And Spend 80% Of Its Time Looking For Food

The blue Parrotfish belongs to the genus Scarus which are blue in colour with a yellow spot on their head that fades as they grow. They range in size from about 30-75 cm (12-30 in) in length and has a maximum length of about 1.2 metres (13ft 11 in); weighs about 9.1 kg (20 lb).

Blue parrotfish develops beak which they use to scrape algae and small organisms.

Where are they found

Blue parrotfish inhabits the tropical and subtropical waters on coral reefs in shallow water of the Carribbean sea and the western Atlantic Ocean.

How many teeth do they have

The blue parrotfish have about 1,000 teeth which are lined up in rows and are cemented to eachother to form the beak structure.

What do they eat

They eat eat algae and other smaller organisms that are found in sand and are also known to spend about 80 percent of their time looking for food.

How do they bite rocks

Blue parrotfish possess a pharyngeal teeth that grinds ingested rocks to sand.

How long do they live

They have a life expectancy of about 5-7 years in the wild.

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