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Myripristis murdjan  (Forsskål, 1775)

Pinecone soldierfish
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Australia country information

Common names: Blotcheye soldierfish, Crimson soldierfish, Crimson squirrelfish
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Reported from the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands (Ref. 75154). Museum: Coral Sea, Portlock Reef, AMS I.33750-013. Great Barrier Reef, Capricorn Grp., One Tree I., AMS I.5638-003. Lizard I., AMS I.19473-098. Raine I., AMS I.20912-015. Western Australia, Ashmore Reef, AMS I.33738-010, I.33739-043. Rowley Shoals, WAM P.28031-010. Monte Bello Is., WAM P.287980-001. Including Chesterfield Is. (Coral Sea), BPBM 33753 (Ref. 12419). Also Ref. 1602, 33390, 90102.
National Checklist:
Country Information: httpss://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
National Fisheries Authority: https://www.csiro.au/
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Randall, J.E. and D.W. Greenfield, 1996
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Beryciformes (Sawbellies) > Holocentridae (Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes) > Myripristinae
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 240); common length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30573)

Length at first maturity
Lm 17.5  range ? - ? cm

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 50 m (Ref. 9710)

Climate / Range

Tropical, preferred ?; 30°N - 35°S

Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea (including the Gulf of Oman) and East Africa to Oceania.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-15; Anal spines: 4; Anal soft rays: 11 - 14. Body color silvery pink; edge of scales red; opercular margin black; all fins red; submarginal band in each caudal fin lobe; leading edges of median fins white. Inner pectoral axil with numerous small scales. Differs from M. amaena by possessing prominent white leading edges on its soft dorsal, anal, and tail fins, and from M. berndti by having a deep red spinous dorsal fin (Ref. 1602).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occur in reef flats and shallow lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 12419). Benthopelagic in or near crevices and caves (Ref. 58302). Mainly nocturnal. Feed mainly on plankton such as crab larvae (Ref. 12419). Secretive, hovering under ledges and in caves (Ref. 37816). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 240).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 4690)



Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.4   ±0.1 se; Based on diet studies.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium