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Pearly razorfish

Scientific name: Xyrichtys novacula

Pearly razorfish measures between 15 and 20 cm, although males can reach up to 30 cm. Their elongated shape allows them to quickly hide under the sand to flee from predators, sleep, and hibernate. It feeds on shellfish and crustaceans.

Curiosities

It is highly appreciated in the Balearic Islands, especially in Ibiza, so the ban is lifted for a few days as fishermen attempt to catch it.

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