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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beryciformes
Family: Holocentridae Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes
Subfamily: Myripristinae
Genus: Myripristis

(See list of species below)



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28 species (see list below)

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Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Myripristis adusta Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis adusta
[Shadowfin soldierfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 26.5 cm SL
Myripristis amaena (Castelnau, 1873)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis amaena
[Brick soldierfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 12.1 cm SL

 
Myripristis astakhovi
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Myripristis aulacodes Randall & Greenfield, 1996

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis aulacodes
[Furrowed soldierfish]

Photo by Asman, P.

Indo-Pacific and Eastern
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Myripristis berndti Jordan & Evermann, 1903

Photo by Asman, P.
 
Myripristis berndti
[Blotcheye soldierfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Myripristis botche Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis botche
[Blacktip soldierfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Myripristis chryseres Jordan & Evermann, 1903

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis chryseres
[Yellowfin soldierfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18.3 cm TL
Myripristis clarionensis Gilbert, 1897

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Myripristis clarionensis
[Yellow soldierfish]

Photo by Rocha, L.A.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Myripristis earlei Randall, Allen & Robertson, 2003

Photo by Rocha, L.A.
 
Myripristis earlei
[Earle's soldierfish]

Photo by National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15.5 cm SL
Myripristis formosa Randall & Greenfield, 1996

Photo by National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Taiwan
 
Myripristis formosa
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 21.4 cm TL
Myripristis gildi Greenfield, 1965

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Myripristis gildi
[Clipperton cardinal soldierfish]

Photo by Fisheries Research Institute, Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15.9 cm SL
Myripristis greenfieldi Randall & Yamakawa, 1996

Photo by Fisheries Research Institute, Taiwan
 
Myripristis greenfieldi
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Myripristis hexagona (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis hexagona
[Doubletooth soldierfish]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Myripristis jacobus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Myripristis jacobus
[Blackbar soldierfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15.4 cm SL

 
Myripristis kochiensis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Myripristis kuntee Valenciennes, 1831

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis kuntee
[Shoulderbar soldierfish]

Photo by Munson, L.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Myripristis leiognathus Valenciennes, 1846

Photo by Munson, L.
 
Myripristis leiognathus
[Panamic soldierfish]

Photo by Moldzio, S.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Myripristis murdjan (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Moldzio, S.
 
Myripristis murdjan
[Pinecone soldierfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Myripristis pralinia Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis pralinia
[Scarlet soldierfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 19.5 cm SL
Myripristis randalli Greenfield, 1974

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis randalli
[]

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Myripristis robusta Randall & Greenfield, 1996

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Myripristis robusta
[Robust soldierfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Myripristis seychellensis Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis seychellensis
[Seychelles soldier]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 26.5 cm NG
Myripristis tiki Greenfield, 1974

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis tiki
[Tiki soldierfish]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Myripristis trachyacron Bleeker, 1863

Photo by FAO
 
Myripristis trachyacron
[East indian soldierfish]

Photo by Greenfield, J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Myripristis violacea Bleeker, 1851

Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Myripristis violacea
[Lattice soldierfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Myripristis vittata Valenciennes, 1831

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Myripristis vittata
[Whitetip soldierfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Myripristis woodsi Greenfield, 1974

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis woodsi
[Whitespot soldierfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Myripristis xanthacra Randall & Guézé, 1981

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis xanthacra
[Yellowtip soldierfish]
28 Species of Family Holocentridae with Genus Myripristis
(Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1853 Myripristis adusta Shadowfin soldierfish Indo-Pacific 35 TL
1873 Myripristis amaena Brick soldierfish Pacific Ocean 26.5 SL
1997 Myripristis astakhovi Western Pacific 12.1 SL
1996 Myripristis aulacodes Furrowed soldierfish Western Central Pacific 20 TL
1903 Myripristis berndti Blotcheye soldierfish Indo-Pacific and Eastern 30 TL
1829 Myripristis botche Blacktip soldierfish Indo-West Pacific. 30 SL
1903 Myripristis chryseres Yellowfin soldierfish Indo-Pacific 25 TL
1897 Myripristis clarionensis Yellow soldierfish Eastern Pacific 18.3 TL
2003 Myripristis earlei Earle's soldierfish Eastern Central Pacific 24 SL
1996 Myripristis formosa Northwest Pacific 15.5 SL
1965 Myripristis gildi Clipperton cardinal soldierfish Eastern Pacific 21.4 TL
1996 Myripristis greenfieldi Northwest Pacific 15.9 SL
1802 Myripristis hexagona Doubletooth soldierfish Indo-Pacific 30 TL
1829 Myripristis jacobus Blackbar soldierfish Western Atlantic 25 TL
1996 Myripristis kochiensis Northwest Pacific 15.4 SL
1831 Myripristis kuntee Shoulderbar soldierfish Indo-Pacific 26 TL
1846 Myripristis leiognathus Panamic soldierfish Eastern Pacific 18 TL
1775 Myripristis murdjan Pinecone soldierfish Indo-Pacific 60 TL
1829 Myripristis pralinia Scarlet soldierfish Indo-Pacific 20 TL
1974 Myripristis randalli Eastern Central Pacific 19.5 SL
1996 Myripristis robusta Robust soldierfish Western Central Pacific 22 TL
1829 Myripristis seychellensis Seychelles soldier Western Indian Ocean 23 TL
1974 Myripristis tiki Tiki soldierfish Pacific Ocean 26.5 NG
1863 Myripristis trachyacron East indian soldierfish Western Pacific 20 TL
1851 Myripristis violacea Lattice soldierfish Indo-Pacific 35 TL
1831 Myripristis vittata Whitetip soldierfish Indo-Pacific 25 TL
1974 Myripristis woodsi Whitespot soldierfish Pacific Ocean 25 TL
1981 Myripristis xanthacra Yellowtip soldierfish Western Indian Ocean 20 TL



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