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!
Publicado el abril 27, 2017 11:39 TARDE por markmcg markmcg


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.

Publicado por anthonywood hace casi 7 años

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. :)

Publicado por markmcg hace casi 7 años

will check my photo library

Publicado por davidfaulks hace casi 7 años

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.

Publicado por markmcg hace casi 7 años

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

Publicado por johnsear hace casi 7 años

Thank you very much @johnsear.

Publicado por markmcg hace casi 7 años

"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.

Publicado por richardling hace casi 7 años

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

Publicado por fukuiyoshino hace casi 7 años

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

Publicado por markmcg hace casi 7 años

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.

Publicado por markmcg hace casi 7 años Link to video footage I took of one yesterday posted on inaturalist.

Publicado por scubalynne hace casi 2 años

Thank you @scubalynne :)

Publicado por markmcg hace casi 2 años

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