The present study reports the first occurrence of two spot razor fish, Iniistius bimaculatus (Ruppell, 1829) from the Chennai coastal waters, Southeast coast of India. Two specimens measuring 141 mm and 169 mm TL was collected from trawl catches in the Chennai coast during September 2010. A systematic account of this species and a description, colour and notes on its distribution is provided. The controversy of two similar genus Iniistius and Xyrichtys were discussed.
Key words: Two spot razor fish, Iniistius bimaculatus, trawl catch, Chennai coast.
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