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Myripristis chryseres  Jordan Evermann, 1903,,

Yellowfin 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: Jordan, Evermann.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 12 - 350 m (Ref. 58488), usually 30 - 235 m (Ref. 9710).   Tropical; 32°N - 15°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-16; Anal spines: 4; Anal soft rays: 11 - 13. Body is light red; edges of scales slightly darker red; black of opercular membrane extending well below opercular spine; median and pelvic fins a mixture of yellow and red, usually with more yellow. Front of lower jaw fitting into a deep notch in upper jaw when mouth is closed; inner pectoral fin axil naked (Ref. 4538). The only Micronesian soldierfish with bright yellow fins (Ref. 37816).

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Indo-Pacific: scattered records from Natal, South Africa to Samoa and Hawaiian Islands and Tuamotu Islands, north to southern Japan and the Ogasawara Islands, south to Queensland, Australia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits steep outer reef slopes (Ref. 1602). Often seen in caves with the coelacanths in 182- 239 m at Ngazidja (Grand Comoro) Island (Ref. 58472). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Solitary or in groups (Ref 90102).

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

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.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.67 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 (20 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.