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Elegant firefish

Elegant firefish

Mandarinfish

Mandarinfish

Copperband butterflyfish

Copperband butterflyfish

Sunburst butterflyfish

Sunburst butterflyfish

Splendid garden eel

Splendid garden eel

Spotted garden eel

Spotted garden eel

Blueband goby

Blueband goby

Razorfish

Razorfish

Jeweled rockskipper blenny

Jeweled rockskipper blenny

Slender seahorse

Slender seahorse

Matted Filefish

Matted Filefish

Longnose hawkfish

Longnose hawkfish

Pacific Cleaner Shrimp

Pacific Cleaner Shrimp

Banded coral shrimp

Banded coral shrimp

Razorfish

Razorfish

Facts

LatinAeoliscus strigatus
Size15 cm
FoodZooplankton, small crustaceans and worms
HabitatCoral reefs
IUCN

Not evaluated

LocationThe Indian Ocean and Western Pacific
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Has the Razorfish lost its balance?

The razorfish always swims with its head facing downwards. This makes it easier to hide among the spines of sea urchins. Here they are well camouflaged and they can use their hiding place to eat the other little bottom-dwelling creatures that have taken refuge among the spines.


Fish nursery

Coral reef