Rigid Shrimpfish (Centriscus scutatus)

Also known as Coral Shrimpfish, Grooved Razorfish, Grooved Shrimpfish, Guttersnipe Fish, Razorfish, Serrated Razorfish

Description

Also known as Coral Shrimpfish, Grooved Razorfish, Grooved Shrimpfish, Guttersnipe Fish, Razorfish, Serrated Razorfish.

Found in large schools in the spines of sea urchins or arms of black corals, branching corals and sea whips over mud and sand bottoms along beach edges of quiet bays and shallow water inlets, blending in with their surroundings.
They feed on benthic invertebrates and zooplankton.
Length - 14cm
Depth - 1-100m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

Shrimpfishes swim in groups with head down swimming in a synchronised fashion (when one turns they all turn) often sheltering in rich coral patches, in fan and whip coral and sea grass beds. Ref: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/6510

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