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| Common names: razorfish (English), cuchillo (Espanol) |
Xyrichtys wellingtoni Allen & Robertson, 1995
Wellington's razorfish, Clipperton razorfish
Head and body strongly compressed; head profile sloping, with a fleshy longitudinal keel at front; eye on upper ½ of head; both jaws with canines at front, lower jaw without rear canine tooth; dorsal fin continuous, IX, 12, spines regularly spaced; anal III, 12; pectoral 12; tail slightly convex; lateral line in 2 sections, rear section on tail base, 21 + 5 pored scales; head scaleless except for few scales below eye.
IP: pale pinkish white body and fins; TP: bluey pink, scale centers darker.
Size: 10 cm.
Habitat: fine deep sand.
Depth: 15-70 m.
Endemic to Clipperton Atoll.