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Aeoliscus Strigatus Collection

The Aeoliscus strigatus, commonly known as the Shrimpfish or Razorfish, has developed a unique adaptation to its environment


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The Aeoliscus strigatus, commonly known as the Shrimpfish or Razorfish, has developed a unique adaptation to its environment. These fascinating creatures have evolved to maintain a vertical posture, suspending themselves upside down in the water. One can witness this incredible sight on Sebayur Island, located in Komodo Island National Park in Indonesia's Southeast Asia region. A school of razorfish can be observed gracefully floating with their heads pointing downwards. Even at night, these mesmerizing fish maintain their head-down posture. Sebayur Island's house reef serves as a perfect habitat for these razorfish. They find shelter amidst soft corals and create an enchanting spectacle for divers and snorkelers alike. Not only limited to Sebayur Island, but they also thrives in other parts of Southeast Asia such as Sulawesi in Indonesia. Here too, they form schools that captivate viewers with their peculiar behavior. In addition to their distinctive appearance and behavior, it is worth mentioning that razorfish are often seen alongside pipefishes while exploring the Indian Ocean near Manado on Sulawesi Island. These captivating creatures truly live up to their name - resembling razors with their slender bodies and elongated snouts. Their presence adds vibrancy and uniqueness to underwater ecosystems across Southeast Asia. So next time you find yourself diving or snorkeling off the shores of Sebayur Island or any other location within its range, keep an eye out for these remarkable shrimpfish or razorfish swimming upside down – it's an experience you won't soon forget.