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Myripristis leiognathus  Valenciennes, 1846

Panamic 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).   More on author: Valenciennes.

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 24 m (Ref. 5227).   Tropical; 32°N - 1°S

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Ecuador, including the Galapagos Islands. Also found in the Revillagigedo and Cocos islands (Ref. 36626).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55763); common length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55763)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-15; Anal spines: 4; Anal soft rays: 11 - 13; Vertebrae: 26. Branchiostegal rays: 8-8 (Ref. 36626).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults hide under conspicuous rocks and small caves during the day. Form small groups on rocky and occasionally soft substrates or near the surface at night. Feed principally on crustaceans. Oviparous, with planktonic larvae (Ref. 36626). Appear occasionally in markets and marketed fresh.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous (Ref. 36626). Also Ref. 240.

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Randall, John E. | Collaborators

Schneider, W. and F. Krupp, 1995. Holocentridae. Candiles. p. 1182-1185. In W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) Guia FAO para Identification de Especies para lo Fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. 3 Vols. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9307)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 22.4 - 29.1, mean 26.7 (based on 225 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01738 (0.00949 - 0.03182), b=3.15 (2.99 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.30 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.