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NOAA Photo Library Image - reef0575

A parrotfish resting. Note the fine string-like filaments that look like a web. Most types of parrotfish secrete this string-like mucous-like material as some form of protection prior to a resting state at night. Also note the camouflage of the parrotfish.

Image ID: reef0575, NOAA's Coral Kingdom Collection
Location: Federated States of Micronesia, Chuuk
Photo Date: 2006 late September
Photographer: Dr. Dwayne Meadows, NOAA/NMFS/OPR


Category: Coral Reefs/Reef fish/

High Resolution Photo Available





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