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Family: Holocentridae Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes



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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Corniger spinosus Agassiz, 1831

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Corniger spinosus
[Spinycheek soldierfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Holocentrus adscensionis (Osbeck, 1765)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Holocentrus adscensionis
[Squirrelfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Holocentrus rufus (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Holocentrus rufus
[Longspine squirrelfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Myripristis adusta Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Photo by Steene, R.
 
Myripristis adusta
[Shadowfin soldierfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 26.5 cm SL
Myripristis amaena (Castelnau, 1873)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis amaena
[Brick soldierfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.1 cm SL

 
Myripristis astakhovi
[]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Myripristis aulacodes Randall & Greenfield, 1996

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis aulacodes
[Furrowed soldierfish]



Indo-Pacific and Eastern
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Myripristis berndti Jordan & Evermann, 1903

Photo by Photo by Asman, P.
 
Myripristis berndti
[Blotcheye soldierfish]



Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Myripristis botche Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis botche
[Blacktip soldierfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Myripristis chryseres Jordan & Evermann, 1903

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis chryseres
[Yellowfin soldierfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18.3 cm TL
Myripristis clarionensis Gilbert, 1897

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Myripristis clarionensis
[Yellow soldierfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Myripristis earlei Randall, Allen & Robertson, 2003

Photo by Photo by Rocha, L.A.
 
Myripristis earlei
[Earle's soldierfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15.5 cm SL
Myripristis formosa Randall & Greenfield, 1996

Photo by Photo by National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Taiwan
 
Myripristis formosa
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 21.4 cm TL
Myripristis gildi Greenfield, 1965

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Myripristis gildi
[Clipperton cardinal soldierfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15.9 cm SL
Myripristis greenfieldi Randall & Yamakawa, 1996

Photo by Photo by Fisheries Research Institute, Taiwan
 
Myripristis greenfieldi
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Myripristis hexagona (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis hexagona
[Doubletooth soldierfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Myripristis jacobus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Myripristis jacobus
[Blackbar soldierfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15.4 cm SL
Myripristis kochiensis Randall & Yamakawa, 1996

Photo by Photo by Shiina, M.
 
Myripristis kochiensis
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Myripristis kuntee Valenciennes, 1831

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis kuntee
[Shoulderbar soldierfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Myripristis leiognathus Valenciennes, 1846

Photo by Photo by Munson, L.
 
Myripristis leiognathus
[Panamic soldierfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Myripristis murdjan (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Moldzio, S.
 
Myripristis murdjan
[Pinecone soldierfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Myripristis pralinia Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis pralinia
[Scarlet soldierfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 19.5 cm SL
Myripristis randalli Greenfield, 1974

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis randalli
[]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Myripristis robusta Randall & Greenfield, 1996

Photo by Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Myripristis robusta
[Robust soldierfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Myripristis seychellensis Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis seychellensis
[Seychelles soldier]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 26.5 cm NG
Myripristis tiki Greenfield, 1974

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis tiki
[Tiki soldierfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Myripristis trachyacron Bleeker, 1863

Photo by Photo by Tonozuka, T.
 
Myripristis trachyacron
[East indian soldierfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Myripristis violacea Bleeker, 1851

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Myripristis violacea
[Lattice soldierfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Myripristis vittata Valenciennes, 1831

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Myripristis vittata
[Whitetip soldierfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 26.5 cm TL
Myripristis woodsi Greenfield, 1974

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis woodsi
[Whitespot soldierfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Myripristis xanthacra Randall & Guézé, 1981

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis xanthacra
[Yellowtip soldierfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Neoniphon argenteus (Valenciennes, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Neoniphon argenteus
[Clearfin squirrelfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Neoniphon aurolineatus (Liénard, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Neoniphon aurolineatus
[Yellowstriped squirrelfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Neoniphon marianus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Neoniphon marianus
[Longjaw squirrelfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Neoniphon opercularis (Valenciennes, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Messersmith, J.
 
Neoniphon opercularis
[Blackfin squirrelfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 24 cm SL

 
Neoniphon pencei
[Pence's squirrelfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Neoniphon sammara (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Neoniphon sammara
[Sammara squirrelfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 11.2 cm SL
Ostichthys acanthorhinus Randall, Shimizu & Yamakawa, 1982

Photo by Photo by Govinda Rao, V.. & N. Muddula Krishna
 
Ostichthys acanthorhinus
[Spinesnout soldierfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Ostichthys archiepiscopus (Valenciennes, 1862)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostichthys archiepiscopus
[Straighthead soldierfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 15.6 cm SL
Ostichthys brachygnathus Randall & Myers, 1993

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostichthys brachygnathus
[Shortjaw soldierfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16.4 cm SL
Ostichthys convexus Greenfield, Randall & Psomadakis, 2017

Photo by Photo by Psomadakis, P.N.
 
Ostichthys convexus
[Roundhead soldierfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL
Ostichthys daniela Greenfield, Randall & Psomadakis, 2017

Photo by Photo by Psomadakis, P.N.
 
Ostichthys daniela
[Daniela's soldierfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Ostichthys delta Randall, Shimizu & Yamakawa, 1982

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Ostichthys delta
[Redcoat soldierfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Ostichthys hypsipterygion Randall, Shimizu & Yamakawa, 1982

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostichthys hypsipterygion
[Highfin soldierfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15.1 cm SL
Ostichthys hypsufensis Golani, 1984

Photo by Photo by Darum, D.
 
Ostichthys hypsufensis
[Red Sea soldierfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Ostichthys japonicus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Ostichthys japonicus
[Japanese soldierfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Ostichthys kaianus (Günther, 1880)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostichthys kaianus
[Deepwater soldierfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 18.3 cm SL

 
Ostichthys kinchi
[New Ireland soldierfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 21.0 cm SL
Ostichthys ovaloculus Randall & Wrobel, 1988

Photo by Photo by Wrobel, L.
 
Ostichthys ovaloculus
[Ovaleye soldierfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 19.2 cm SL
Ostichthys sandix Randall, Shimizu & Yamakawa, 1982

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostichthys sandix
[Vermilion soldierfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 11.9 cm SL
Ostichthys sheni Chen, Shao & Mok, 1990

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Ostichthys sheni
[Shen’s soldierfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Ostichthys spiniger
[Western Pacific spinysnout soldierfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Ostichthys trachypoma (Günther, 1859)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Ostichthys trachypoma
[Bigeye soldierfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Plectrypops lima (Valenciennes, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Steene, R.
 
Plectrypops lima
[Shy soldier]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Plectrypops retrospinis (Guichenot, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Bryan, D.
 
Plectrypops retrospinis
[Cardinal soldierfish]