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Question 1: [12][13] This mucus envelope may also act as an early warning system, allowing the parrotfish to flee when it detects predators such as ________ disturbing the protective membrane.
ChordateMoray eelMolluscaCephalopod

Question 2:
What classis does Parrotfish belong to?

Question 3: Almost all species are ________, starting as females (known as the initial phase) and then changing to males (the terminal phase).
IntersexualityHermaphroditeBiologySexual differentiation

Question 4: Despite their striking colours, their feeding behavior renders them highly unsuitable for most marine ________.
Marine aquariumFishkeepingFreshwater aquariumAquarium

Question 5: Species such as green humphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) include ________ (polyps) in their diet.
CoralGorgonianCoral reefScleractinia

Question 6: Although phylogenetic and evolutionary analysis of parrotfishes is still ongoing, it is now accepted that they are a ________ in the tribe Cheilini, and are now commonly referred to as scarine labrids (subfamily Scarinae, family Labridae).
PhylogeneticsCladeGhost lineageComputational phylogenetics

Question 7: Although they are considered to be ________, parrotfish eat a wide variety of reef organisms, and it is important to note that they are not necessarily vegetarian.
PredationHeterotrophCarnivoreHerbivore

Question 8: After they digest they excrete the rock as sand helping to create small islands and the sandy beaches of the ________.
AmericasLatin AmericaCaribbeanNorth America

Question 9: Parrotfishes are a group of ________ that traditionally have been considered a family (Scaridae), but now often are considered a subfamily (Scarinae) of the wrasses.
Forage fishPelagic fishFish anatomyFish

Question 10: The approximately 90 species are found in ________, rocky coasts and seagrass beds, and play a significant role in bioerosion.
Coral reefSalt marshEstuaryTide pool
















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