blotcheye soldierfish

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blotcheye soldierfish

 blotcheye soldierfish : is a species of soldier fish belonging to the family Holocentridae.

Binomial name

Myripristis berndti

Scientific classification for this fish

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Beryciformes

Family: Holocentridae

Genus: Myripristis

Species: M. berndti

Binomial name

Myripristis berndti


Place of growth and the presence of fish

This species grows to a length of 30 centimetres (12 in) TL. The body is oval and laterally compressed and the scales are quite large. The basic colour is silvery pink to pale yellowish, with red scale margins. The opercular membrane is black. The dorsal fin is large and spiny, ranging from yellow to orange-yellow. The other fins are red with white edges. The eyes are large, as this fish is mainly nocturnal. The lower jaw protrudes beyond the upper jaw when mouth is closed. They usually aggregate in mixed-species and mainly feed on plankton. This fish is a target of commercial fisheries and can also be found in the aquarium trade.

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Usually this type live in hiding groups inside the caves.


These fish feed on plankton in the water.

Commercially important fish

These fish used in commercial fisheries, commercially sold in home aquariums.

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