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Sparisoma cretense (Linnaeus 1758)

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Sparisoma cretense (Parrotfish) is a species of bony fishes in the family wrasses. They are herbivores. Individuals can grow to 50 cm. They have sexual reproduction. Reproduction is iteroparous and oviparous. They rely on pectoral fin oscillation to move around.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/pectoral_oscillation
  • Definition: a type of pectoral-fin-based swimming, also known as mobuliform locomotion. Lower frequency than fin undulation; can be described as the production of less than half a wave on the fin, similar to a bird wing flapping. Pelagic stingrays use oscillatory locomotion.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Parrotfish. View this species on GBIF