Overview

Distribution

Western Central Pacific: Indonesia.
  • 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)
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Lombok, Indonesia.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14 - 16; Analspines: 4; Analsoft rays: 12
  • 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)
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Size

Maximum size: 136.5 mm SL
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Max. size

20.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635))
  • Kuiter, R.H. and T. Tonozuka 2001 Pictorial guide to Indonesian reef fishes. Part 1. Eels- Snappers, Muraenidae - Lutjanidae. Zoonetics, Australia. 302 p. (Ref. 48635)
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Diagnostic Description

Description: Characterized by pinkish silver body scales with red margins; opercular membrane mainly black to level of lower edge of pupil; outer part of spinous dorsal fin broadly bright red; outer half of elevated anterior part of soft dorsal and anal fins bright red; anterior edges of soft dorsal, anal, caudal and pelvic fins white; broad submarginal zone of red in caudal and pelvic fins; lower two-thirds of axil of pectoral fins with small scales; relatively narrow and deeply concave interorbital space; body depth 2.3-2.4 in SL (Ref 90102).
  • 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)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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