Nicholsina denticulatais commonly referred to as Loosetooth parrotfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Very special thanks for the first photo of Nicholsina denticulata to the famous Australien ichthyologist Dr. Gerry R. Allen.
Dr. Allen has taken his photo at Mexico.
This Loosetooth parrotfish is endemic to the Eastern Pacific, and is found from southern California and the Gulf of California to northern Peru, including the Galapagos Islands.
Nicholsina denticulata is abundant in shallow coastal areas, especially in rocky coasts with macroalgae to depths of 20 m. It may be solitary or swim in loose schools and feeds by scraping or breaking off chunks of the reef and digest the algae that grows within, or directly on algae.