Bullethead Parrotfish

Chlorurus spilurus

Bullethead parrotfish are named for the smooth and symmetrical shape of their heads. They are common and like all parrotfish, they can switch between being male and female and chew up coral. Males are brightly colored. Most of the white sand found near Hawaii’s reefs is actually coral that parrotfish have chewed up. Underwater where there are parrotfish, you can hear them biting the coral.

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