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

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11 species (see list below)

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Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 11.2 cm SL
Ostichthys acanthorhinus Randall, Shimizu & Yamakawa, 1982

Photo by CSIRO
 
Ostichthys acanthorhinus
[Spinesnout squirrelfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Ostichthys archiepiscopus (Valenciennes, 1862)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostichthys archiepiscopus
[Longsnout soldier]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Ostichthys brachygnathus
[]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Ostichthys delta Randall, Shimizu & Yamakawa, 1982

Photo by SFSA
 
Ostichthys delta
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Ostichthys hypsipterygion Randall, Shimizu & Yamakawa, 1982

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostichthys hypsipterygion
[]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Ostichthys japonicus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Ostichthys japonicus
[Japanese soldierfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Ostichthys kaianus (Günther, 1880)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostichthys kaianus
[Kai soldierfish]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 21.0 cm SL

 
Ostichthys ovaloculus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 19.2 cm SL
Ostichthys sandix Randall, Shimizu & Yamakawa, 1982

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostichthys sandix
[]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific

Ostichthys sheni Chen, Shao & Mok, 1990

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Ostichthys sheni
[]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Ostichthys trachypoma (Günther, 1859)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Ostichthys trachypoma
[Bigeye soldierfish]
11 Species of Family Holocentridae with Genus Ostichthys
(Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1982 Ostichthys acanthorhinus Spinesnout squirrelfish Indo-West Pacific 11.2 SL
1862 Ostichthys archiepiscopus Longsnout soldier Indian Ocean 32 TL
1993 Ostichthys brachygnathus Western Central Pacific
1982 Ostichthys delta Western Indian Ocean 20 TL
1982 Ostichthys hypsipterygion Western Pacific 17 SL
1829 Ostichthys japonicus Japanese soldierfish Indo-West Pacific 45 TL
1880 Ostichthys kaianus Kai soldierfish Indian Ocean 36 TL
1988 Ostichthys ovaloculus Eastern Central Pacific 21.0 SL
1982 Ostichthys sandix Eastern Central Pacific 19.2 SL
1990 Ostichthys sheni Northwest Pacific
1859 Ostichthys trachypoma Bigeye soldierfish Western Atlantic 20 TL



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