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The teeth of the parrotfish are uniquely designed to scrape algae from coral and rocks.
The teeth of the parrotfish are uniquely designed to scrape algae from coral and rocks. This is its main food source. Its Creator gave it an unusual “beak” to help it survive. It is also able to grind up pieces of coral and excrete the indigestible sand. These unique features were likely part of the original parrotfish kind when they were created on Day 5 of Creation Week.
CLASS: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
ORDER: Perciformes (perch-like fishes)
FAMILY: Scaridae (parrotfishes)
GENUS/SPECIES: 90 species in 10 genera
Size: 5 in–4 ft (0.13–1.2 m)
Habitat: Tropical coral reefs of the Caribbean, from the West Indies to Florida