Catalog Number: USNM 375852
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1969
Locality: Easter Island, west of islets off SW corner island, hook and line by local fisherman for J. E. Randall., Easter Island, Pacific
Depth (m): 250
- Paratype: Randall, J. E. & Allen, G. R. 2004. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 51 (1): 253, Figs. 1-2.
Habitat and Ecology
Species of Xyrichtys are called Razorfish in allusion to their compressed bodies and the sharp leading edge of their forehead and snout, specialisations for quick entry into sand (Randall 2007).
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