<< Previous Next >>

Razorfish Aeoliscus strigatus

Razorfish Aeoliscus strigatus
Photo Information
Copyright: Emin Yogurtcuoglu (goldfinchtr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 22 N: 502] (2603)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-03-20
Categories: Fish
Camera: Canon 7D
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-29 17:38
Viewed: 2219
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well, ok i know this is not high in quality at least in my standarts but you should see this one. One of the most weird fish species i have ever seen! Here it is the Razorfish (Aeoliscus strigatus)

This unique fish adopts a head-down tail-up position as an adaptation for hiding among sea urchin spines. So you can see the heads are at down. :) They move fast so it was not easy to take a good photo of them and they move all together in a 3D shape which makes focusing very difficult.

They are not very long(just up to 15 cm) In the wild they have been observed hiding in the spines of sea urchins, both as a defense mechanism and as a hunting mechanism. When threatened by larger fish, the razorfish darts away to a nearby sea urchin. The larger fish, wary of being stung by the sea urchin, which can sometimes be deadly, gives up the chase. They also hide in the spines for a completely different reason. When hunting, razorfish will hide among the sea urchin spines and wait for small invertebrates that feed on the urchins. When their prey gets close the razorfish will dart out and try to catch its dinner.

Isn't that a small, funny but crazy one of the fish world :)

NikosR, Hotelcalifornia has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2014-08-29 20:30]

Hello Emin

Amazing shot, excellent composition, splendid sharpness, fine details, nice POV



Hello Emin-Stunning underwater picture.Well captured this amazing fishes and their behavior.Useful NOTE.Thanks for sharing.Regards And have a nice WE-Srikumar

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-08-30 3:00]

Hello Emin,
Indeed a remarkable photo of these strange fishes. Quality is not the best, but that's not the most important thing in this case. Fascinating it is!

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-30 9:05]

Hi Emin,the quality isn't the best but was very difficult to make better with the fast mouvement of these fish,a magnificent composition,well exposed,interesting and with very bright colors,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

  • Great 
  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-09-01 17:00]

What underwater wonders lavish upon us friend, Emin !!! Please keep giving us these extraordinary findings !!! Congratulations.

Hernán Bortondello

Calibration Check