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Think its a parrotfish? (Crimson Banded Wrasse. Male)

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First post on here. Caught this one off the rocks at south whale. At first thought it was a parrotfish but cant seem to get any confirmation on the species. Some clarification would be great.

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Male Crimson Banded Wrasse Notolabrus gymnogenis

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Plus two, very inquisitive friendly little wrasse to encounter while diving.

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plus one on that...rick

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16 hours ago, ARC H said:

yeah thats a parrotfish

No, it's whatever blackfish said! :) 

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Nice eating fish imo, but a bit of a pain to remove the gills.

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yeah thats a parrotfish

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7 hours ago, Scratchie said:

No, it's whatever blackfish said! :) 

hmmmm maybe your right :mellow:

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i am going with a wrasse

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Parrotfish have beak type teeth  and Wrasse have canine type teeth.

Basically Parrotfish use their teeth to scrape algae off rocks and Wrasse eat crabs/prawns etc.

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Exactly as Blackfish had said. 

People often mistakenly call wrasses as parrotfishes (people think that most likely due to the gaudy colouring of males of the species). We don't really have members of the parrotfishes in the Sydney region - may get some strays during the summer months that get washed down via the East Australian Current from the tropics, but most tropicals tend to not survive our temperate waters beyond autumn or so (except Lionfishes). 

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