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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labridae Wrasses
Subfamily: Xyrichtyinae
Genus: Iniistius

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Iniistius aneitensis Yellowblotch razorfish Indo-Pacific 24 TL 1862
Iniistius auropunctatus Eastern Central Pacific 12.9 SL 2002
Iniistius baldwini Baldwin's razorfish Western Central Pacific 20.4 SL 1903
Iniistius bimaculatus Two-spot razorfish Indo-West Pacific 28.5 TL 1829
Iniistius brevipinnis Indian Ocean 14.3 SL 2013
Iniistius celebicus Celebes razorfish Pacific Ocean 16.1 SL 1856
Iniistius cyanifrons Western Indian Ocean 14.9 SL 1840
Iniistius dea Blackspot razorfish Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1845
Iniistius evides Western Pacific 19 TL 1909
Iniistius geisha Western Central Pacific 1986
Iniistius griffithsi Griffiths' razorfish Indian Ocean 14.3 SL 2007
Iniistius jacksonensis Purple-spotted wrasse Eastern Indian Ocean 17.5 TL 1881
Iniistius melanopus Yellowpatch razorfish Indo-West Pacific. 26 TL 1857
Iniistius naevus Blemished razorfish Eastern Indian Ocean 13.2 SL 2012
Iniistius pavo Peacock wrasse Indo-Pacific 42 TL 1840
Iniistius pentadactylus Fivefinger wrasse Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1758
Iniistius spilonotus Western Pacific 1857
Iniistius trivittatus Northwest Pacific 30 TL 2000
Iniistius twistii Redblotch razorfish Western Pacific 20 SL 1856
Iniistius umbrilatus Razor wrasse fish Eastern Central Pacific 17.5 SL 1901
Iniistius verrens Northwest Pacific 1902

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cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013