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Myripristis woodsi  Greenfield, 1974

Whitespot 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: Greenfield.

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 20 m (Ref. 86942).   Tropical; 26°N - 24°S

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Pacific Ocean: islands of Oceania except Hawaii, Easter Island, Pitcairn Group or islands off the Plate such as Solomon Islands and New Caledonia. Also Caroline Islands to the Line Islands (Kiribati); north to Bonin and Marcus Islands; south to Samoa and Tuamoto Islands, including Micronesia (Ref. 1602).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89972)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal spines: 4; Anal soft rays: 10 - 13. This species is the only Micronesian large-scaled Myripristis that lacks scales on its inner pectoral axil. It also differs by having a white spot on the upper inner pectoral axil and combination of dark red (versus black) opercular membrane, dark red or purple pectoral axil, distinct white ring around the iris, an white anterior margins of its pelvic an soft rayed fins.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits reef flats, lagoons, and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710). Commonly found on exposed outer-reef areas; often at low islands and atolls than high islands (Ref. 12419). Feeds on zooplanktons (Ref. 89972).

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Randall, J.E. and D.W. Greenfield, 1996. Revision of the Indo-Pacific holocentrid fishes of the genus Myripristis, with descriptions of three new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (25):61 p. (Ref. 12419)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.7 - 29.4, mean 28.3 (based on 1027 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02239 (0.01234 - 0.04062), b=3.01 (2.86 - 3.16), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .