The Razorfish is variable in color depending on habitat. It is greenish-yellow with diffused stripe along the body when amongst seagrass. It is light with black stripe along body when over sand or rubble sea floor. The dorsal fin spine is hinged. The body is covered with thin transparent plates. They swim in groups with each fish vertical with head pointing downwards.
Found in schools amongst spines of Diadema and staghorn corals at depth from 1m to 20m
feeds on tiny crustaceans
The Razorfish is found in the Indo-West Pacific from Tanzania to the Seychelles and across to southern Japan. In Australia it is found in tropical and subtropical waters to New South Wales.