Parrot fish

A fish living on the rocky ocean floors in Tenerife's waters

The parrot fish (Sparisoma euscarus cretense) is a very popular species of fish in Tenerife thanks to the variety of recipes it can be cooked in. It lives in small shoals on the rocky ocean floor, no deeper than 100 m (330 ft). Its beak-like mouth enables it to scrape seaweed off the rocks to feed on. The colour of the females is quite striking, combining red, yellow and grey, while the males are mostly grey.