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Top 16 Most Colorful Animals in the World

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Although it looks magical, it’s got a pretty gross trick up its sleeve: before going to sleep for the night, it secretes a slime and coats itself in it. This is how it protects itself from predators.

Parrotfish Parrotfish - Photo: Krzysztof Odziomek/Shutterstock

The parrotfish is related to the perch. It lives on coral reefs, where it uses its beak-like teeth to eat plants from the coral.

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