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Aeoliscus strigatus - Razorfish rain!

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  1. Are the fish going up or down? Posted 4 months ago
    1. typical down under question ;) Posted 4 months ago
    2. They may not be going up or down but maybe sideways but whatever direction they choose their body posture is always upside down :-) Posted 4 months ago
  2. World class shot! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks! :-) Posted 4 months ago
  3. Whoa, so weird and awesome! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Yes and they are very well synchronized and move all at once up, down,sideways! is like a choreography Posted 4 months ago
      1. Awesome, especially when you wonder HOW they communicate this...or, maybe they just innately know to move in sync. Either way, it's just so cool. Posted 4 months ago
        1. Yes, is very intriguing and I think it may indeed be swarm behaviour alike the bird flocks called murmurations and other fish shoals. They comment on this behavior in Wikipedia:
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swarm_behaviour
          Posted 4 months ago
          1. Love it. Stuff like that totally blows my mind. Posted 4 months ago
  4. Today's Facebook post:

    Razorfish rain?! The razorfish (Aeoliscus strigatus) lives in coastal waters of the Indo-West Pacific where it often hides among the spines of sea urchins. This fascinating creature adopts a head-down, tail-up position as an adaptation for hiding among sea urchin spines! And, they tend to move in synchronicity with other razorfish! Check out the video in the comments to see them in action. {Spotted in Indonesia by JungleDragon moderator, Patomarazul} #JungleDragon #razorfish #Aeoliscusstrigatus

    For more of Marta's photos highlighting the incredible beauty in nature below and above the sea: https://www.jungledragon.com/user/2298/popular

    https://www.facebook.com/jungledragonwildlife
    Posted 3 months ago
    1. Many, many thanks for the appreciation, Chrsitine! :-) Posted 3 months ago
      1. You're welcome! Posted 3 months ago

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''Aeoliscus strigatus'', also known as the razorfish, is a member of the family Centriscidae of the order Syngnathiformes. This unique fish adopts a head-down tail-up position as an adaptation for hiding among sea urchin spines. The razorfish is found in coastal waters in the Indo-West Pacific. Its natural habitat includes beds of sea grass and coral reefs, where sea urchins are found.

Similar species: Pipefishes And Seahorses
Species identified by Patomarazul
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By Patomarazul

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Uploaded Sep 12, 2020. Captured Nov 9, 2019 01:19 in Indonesia.
  • TG-5
  • f/3.5
  • 1/160s
  • ISO160
  • 6.86mm