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

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Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 21.2 cm SL
Xyrichtys blanchardi (Cadenat & Marchal, 1963)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Xyrichtys blanchardi
[Marmalade Razorfish]



Western Atlantic

Xyrichtys incandescens Edwards & Lubbock, 1981

Photo by Photo by Krajewski, J.P.
 
Xyrichtys incandescens
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Xyrichtys javanicus
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Xyrichtys martinicensis Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Xyrichtys martinicensis
[Rosy razorfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 14.5 cm SL
Xyrichtys mundiceps Gill, 1862

Photo by Photo by Victor, B.
 
Xyrichtys mundiceps
[Cape razorfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Xyrichtys novacula (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Xyrichtys novacula
[Pearly razorfish]
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Xyrichtys rajagopalani
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Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 23.3 cm SL
Xyrichtys sanctaehelenae (Günther, 1868)

Photo by Photo by Brown,J./EMD, St Helena Government
 
Xyrichtys sanctaehelenae
[Yellow razorfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 17.5 cm TL
Xyrichtys splendens Castelnau, 1855

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Xyrichtys splendens
[Green razorfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Xyrichtys victori Wellington, 1992

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Xyrichtys victori
[Galapagos razorfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Xyrichtys wellingtoni Allen & Robertson, 1995

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Xyrichtys wellingtoni
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11 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Xyrichtys blanchardi Marmalade Razorfish Southeast Atlantic 21.2 SL 1963
Xyrichtys incandescens Western Atlantic 1981
Xyrichtys javanicus Indian Ocean 1862
Xyrichtys martinicensis Rosy razorfish Western Atlantic 15 TL 1840
Xyrichtys mundiceps Cape razorfish Eastern Central Pacific 14.5 SL 1862
Xyrichtys novacula Pearly razorfish Western Atlantic 38 TL 1758
Xyrichtys rajagopalani Western Indian Ocean 1987
Xyrichtys sanctaehelenae Yellow razorfish Southeast Atlantic 23.3 SL 1868
Xyrichtys splendens Green razorfish Western Atlantic 17.5 TL 1855
Xyrichtys victori Galapagos razorfish Eastern Pacific 15 TL 1992
Xyrichtys wellingtoni Eastern Central Pacific 7.2 SL 1995



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