Coral Shrimpfish [Aeoliscus strigatus]

x Coral Shrimpfish, Aeoliscus strigatus

Coral Shripfish Aeoliscus strigatus, also known as the razorfish, is a member of the family Centriscidae of the order Syngnathiformes. This unique fish adopts a head-down tail-up position as an adaptation for hiding among sea urchin spines. The razorfish is found in coastal waters in the Indo-Pacific, ranging from the central Indian Ocean to the Red Sea to Hawaii. Its natural habitat includes beds of sea grass and coral reefs, where sea urchins are found.

 Pictures: Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia by Sami Salmenkivi