Fish ID: Christmas Day Parrotfish

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Family Parrotfish (SCARIDAE)
species Chlorurus christmas
size About 25cm
locality Flying Fish Cove
behaviour Well behaved!
range I saw this fish only at Christmas Island

Classic parrotfish shape and mouth swimming with pectroal fins. Body has a mottled, rather than scale pattern of the typical parrotfish. Also lighter colouration in the chin and at the end of the body.