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Razor surgeonfish eating in sea bottom Galapagos ; It uses, for the defence or attack, a "scalpel", sharp appendix located at the base of the tail.

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Wild animal / Fish (animal) / Osteichthyes / Actinopterygii / Surgeonfish / Surgeonfish (Prionurus sp) / Razor surgeonfish (Prionurus laticlavius)

Wild animal / Cnidaria / Anthozoan / Coral

America / South America / Ecuador / Galápagos Islands

Species / Species particularity / Fishes particularity / Saltwater fish / Coral reef fish

Behavior / Feeding behaviour / Feed (to)

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (zoology) / Tail (animal)

Species / Diet pattern / Microphage

Area / Marine area / Sea bottom

Colour / Yellow

Colour / Blue

Shot / Underwater shot

Shot / Profile shot

Motion / Locomotion / Swim


Enumeration / Alone

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Area / Marine area / Reef / Coral reef

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Vertebrata / Pisces / Osteichthya / Actinopterygii / Teleostei / Perciformes / Acanthuridae / Prionurus

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