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1. This basslet, which can also be called a royal gramma, has a purple front and a golden-yellow back. It is very common in the Caribbean. Which fish is this?
2. This species of snapper is extremely common in Caribbean reefs. The silvery-white fish usually swim well above reefs, either alone or in schools. They have a vividly colored stripe across their body. Which species is this?
3. This family of fish has its name because the fish are brightly colored and have fused, beaklike teeth, which they use to scrape algae off rocks or coral. What family of fish is this?
4. This bright yellow fish is found in the Bahamas and south Florida. It feeds on shrimp and small fish, attracting them by mimicking and swimming with cleaner fish.
5. This fish can change colors from grey or blue to brown. It takes its name from the sharp spine located at the base of its tail. Which fish is this?
6. Fish from this family are oval-shaped and, except for juvenile fish, not colorful. Many are very territorial, fiercely guarding algae patches and eggs. Which family is this?
7. Fish from this group resemble damselfish, but are actually related to sea bass. They are small and have several color schemes and markings. Which group is this?
8. The Townsend angelfish is a hybrid of which two species of angelfish?
9. True or false: Polka dot batfish can move by using their pectoral and ventral fins as feet to walk.
10. True or false: Squirrelfish take their name from their wary, squirrel-like behavior.
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