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!
Posted on April 27, 2017 11:39 PM by 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.

Posted by anthonywood about 7 years ago

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. :)

Posted by markmcg about 7 years ago

will check my photo library

Posted by davidfaulks about 7 years ago

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.

Posted by markmcg about 7 years ago

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

Posted by johnsear about 7 years ago

Thank you very much @johnsear.

Posted by markmcg about 7 years ago

"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.

Posted by richardling about 7 years ago

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

Posted by fukuiyoshino about 7 years ago

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

Posted by markmcg about 7 years ago

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.

Posted by markmcg about 7 years ago Link to video footage I took of one yesterday posted on inaturalist.

Posted by scubalynne about 2 years ago

Thank you @scubalynne :)

Posted by markmcg about 2 years ago

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