Parrotfish

© Johan Boshoff

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Parrotfish

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Scaridae

Size

Ku fika eka 90 cm, hintolovelo 45 cm.

Nhlamuselo

Yihambanyiseka ku antswa hi matinu lawa ya yona yakulu lawa ya endlaka leswaku loko yi rila yifana na Parrot. I hlampfi leyikulu swinene leyingana ti fins to leha tokhotseka le makumu. Dorsal fin yilehile swinene eka yona. Loko swita eka ttimhaka ta mihlovo hinkwato eka ya xinuna nay a xisati ta hambana swinene.

Vuxokoxoko

Parrotfish yiwela eka ndyangu wa scaridae lowungana nkaye wa tinxaka na 89 wa tinxakaxaka. Yi hlbela hi xitalo hikuva yi tirhisa ti pectoral fins, xikanwe nati caudal fin loko yinga lavi kutsutsuma ngopfu. Ku chavisa valala va yona yiti funengeta miri wayona hi leyara ya marhimila loko yi etlele navusiku.

Parrotfish yi luma swiphemu swa swimilani swale matini leswaku swita yipfuneta ku gayela nkuxu nanswona hitona vahumelerisi va nkoka va sava leritshamaka etshakwini emakumu ka maribye. Leti i tinhlampfi tale matini letinga na milomo leyikulu na matinu yotiyela naswona ti tshikela matandza. Loko hlampfi ya xinuna yifa leyi ya xisati yikota ku ti cinca yitirha tani hi leyi ya xinuna.

Swakudya

Ti dya nkuxu na swimilani leswi milaka ehenhla ka maribye endzeni ka mati.

Kuhangalaka

Tikumeka eka tinxaka hinkwato ta malwandle yalaha misaveni.

Common species

Bicolour parrotfish (Cetoscarus bicolor)
Ember parrotfish (Scarus rubroviolaceus)