Rosy razorfish (Male)

Rosy Razorfish, Xyrichtys martinicensis, are common in Virgin Islands waters around sea grass beds, sand and rock rubble areas and skirting shallow reefs (down to 65ft). The species is not considered under threat or concern, however near-shore individuals may be susceptible to toxic runoff as they dig through the sand searching for small invertebrates to consume.

Scientific Name: Xyrichtys martinicensis

Habitat: Seagrass beds, sand and rock rubble areas, shallow reefs.

Depth Range: 3ft to 65 ft. Sometimes present in tide pools when young.

Diet: Small invertebrates foraged from sand.

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