Redblotch Razorfish, Iniistius twistii (Bleeker 1856)

Other Names: Yellowbreasted Wrasse

A Redblotch Razorfish, Iniistius twistii, at Komodo, Indonesia, October 2010. Source: @perigor2000 / License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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Redblotch Razorfish, Iniistius twistii (Bleeker 1856)

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Blackwood Channel, northern Queensland. The species occurs elsewhere in the tropical west Pacific, from Japan to Taiwan and south to Indonesia.


Dianne J. Bray

Redblotch Razorfish, Iniistius twistii (Bleeker 1856)


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CAAB Code:37384208

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:10-20 m

Habitat:Sandy rubble bottoms

Max Size:20 cm SL

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