Ember Parrotfish

Scarus rubroviolaceus

Ember parrotfish are the largest of the parrotfish found in Hawaii. 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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