Iniistius pentadactylusis commonly referred to as Fivefinger razorfish, Fivefinger wrasse, Red-spot razor wrasse. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 2000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Correct name concerning Fishbase: Iniistius pentadactylus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Correct name concerning WoRMS: Xyrichtys virens Valenciennes, 1840
Found over sandy bottoms of coastal areas and in areas with some seagrass or algae.
Usually in large spread-out groups on upper slopes of sand and mud banks with males defending its section that has numerous females .
When threatened, it dives head-first into sand; may take some time to emerge again. Feeds mainly on hard-shelled prey, including mollusks and crustaceans.