Friday, September 2, 2022

Razor Surgeonfish

The razor surgeonfish has a gray body with with two dark bars on the head, the first one over the eye, a scattering of black spots on the rear, a row of three black dots on the tail base around tall spines with white spots on the leading edge of each spot, and a yellow tail. It forms large schools on shallow reefs. 

It is found in the eastern central Pacific Ocean and sometimes used in aquariums. We saw them off Egas Port, which is on Santiago Island in the Galapagos Islands. 

1 comment:

  1. The yellow tails make these fish very distinctive in the water.