P.Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney. If you know what I mean.
As you may know, about 71% of the Earth’s surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5% of all Earth’s water. It is almost impossible to explore the entire ocean and get to know deep sea creatures.
This woman caught a bizarre deep sea creature and posted it online. To many netizens, the fish looked strange and rare. Some believed the picture was photoshopped and that the fish isn’t real. Some even compared the fish to Dory from Pixar’s Finding Nemo.
But if you look closely, the fish is actually a blue Parrotfish—and it’s real!
What is a Blue Parrotfish?
The Blue Parrotfish—Scarus coeruleus—is an almost completely bright-blue species of parrot fish (Scarus). They are the only uniformly blue species of fish currently known of. They are also known as blue kwabs, bluemen, blue parrots, and kwabs.
The name “parrotfish” refers to the “beak-like” jaws and fused teeth of the species in the genus. These teeth are used to scrape algae off of rocks and corals.