Researcher needs your help!

We really need your assistance ... but first a bit of background.
Yoshino Fukui recently visited the Australian Museum and examined specimens of wrasses as part of her PhD research.
Yoshino (back row, white shirt), who is based at The Kagoshima University Museum, is working on wrasses in the genus Iniistius, the razorfishes.
Yoshino stated, "Iniistius jacksonensis was described on the basis of a single young specimen. It has only been recorded from Australia. I think this species might be cryptic, hence my interest. What I need is to get more specimens and photographs. So far, I have not been able to obtain underwater photographs of this species. I thought some of the Australasian Fishes photographers might be able to help me. Thank you."
SO, HERE IS THE CHALLENGE - please go through your photo 'archives' and dig out all photos of razorfishes. They don't need to be National Geographic quality. Upload them to Australasian Fishes and I'll do the rest.
Thank you fish-fans!
Anotado por markmcg markmcg, 27 de abril de 2017 a las 11:39 PM


I put my photos on, hope they help. In case you haven't already thought of this, it might be worth posting this request on scubaboard ( There are likely lots of divers with nice pics from Australasia who don't necessarily know about the inaturalist web site. I only found out about it because I volunteered for a Parks Canada amphibian count.

Anotado por anthonywood hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

Hi @anthonywood, thanks heaps for adding your observations. I appreciate that. Thank you also for the suggestion of posting to scubaboard. I'll definitely look into that. :)

Anotado por markmcg hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

will check my photo library

Anotado por davidfaulks hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

Thanks a million @davidfaulks, I appreciate your efforts. I've sent this link to Yoshino so she can monitor any Iniistius images that are added.

Anotado por markmcg hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

I have added a new razorfish photo - there are now two under my observations

Anotado por johnsear hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

Thank you very much @johnsear.

Anotado por markmcg hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

"all photos of razorfishes"? If I had even one razorfish photo, I'd be so delighted with myself I'd probably forget to upload it here.

Anotado por richardling hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

I'm Yoshino Fukui. I want to see the photo of australian razorfishes for my research. Thank you very much for your kind helps.

Anotado por fukuiyoshino hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

There's a challenge for you @richardling. :)

Anotado por markmcg hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

Hi @fukuiyoshino . I hope that we can supply some razorfish photos for you but it seems like they are very hard to photograph. Keep looking at the site - hopefully more will be uploaded soon.

Anotado por markmcg hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

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