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Myripristis earlei Randall, Allen & Robertson, 2003

Earle's soldierfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Beryciformes (Sawbellies) > Holocentridae (Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes) > Myripristinae
Etymology: Myripristis: Greek, myros, -ou = male of morey eel + Greek, pristis = saw (Ref. 45335);  earlei: Named in honor of John L. Earle who first suspected that this species differed from M. berndti (Ref. 49349).  More on authors: Randall, Allen & Robertson.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 10 - 37 m (Ref. 49349).   Tropical

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Eastern Central Pacific: Phoenix and Marquesas islands. Previously regarded as an insular variant of Myripristis berndti (Ref. 49349).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54980)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10 - 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-15; Anal spines: 4; Anal soft rays: 12 - 13; Vertebrae: 26. No small scales or only a few ventrally in axil of pectoral fins; body depth 2.25-2.5 in SL; interorbital width 4.35-5.1 in HL; lower jaw only slightly projecting when mouth fully closed (may be moderately projecting in large adults); a single pair of tooth patches outside gape at front of lower jaw; vomerine tooth patch subtriangular, with a straight posterior edge; spinous portion of dorsal fin mainly red; no white leading edge on 2nd dorsal, anal, or caudal fins (Ref. 49349).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Observed in caves and under ledges (Ref. 49349). Feeds on zooplanktons (Ref. 89972).

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Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and D.R. Robertson, 2003. Myripristis earlei, a new soldierfish (Beryciformes: Holocentridae) from the Marquesas and Phoenix islands. Zool. Stud. 43(3):405-410. (Ref. 49349)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 04 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.5 - 29, mean 27.8 (based on 197 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01820 (0.00826 - 0.04009), b=3.05 (2.87 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .