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Longspine Squirrelfish

Holocentrus rufus

(Walbaum, 1792)

Longspine Squirrelfish

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Summary

Saltwater fish, Squirrelfish. By day it is found resting in dark areas of the reef. At night it becomes an active feeder. Can be approached.

To be confused with

- Squirrelfish Holocentrus adscensionis. (No white tip at end of dorsal fin.)

Characteristics

Size: 12-25 cm, max 35 cm.
Colour: Silvery red, with orange-gold body stripes, white tip at end of dorsal fin.
Shape: The eyes are very large and red, as it is nocturnal.
Fins: Spines are sharp and can infrict painful wounds.


Habitat environment and ecology

Inhabits coral reefs. By day it is found resting in dark areas of the reef. At night it becomes active.

Distribution range

BES-eilanden: St. Eustatius

Author

[Marion Haarsma, may, 2015]

Literature

- DeLoach, N., & Humann, P. (2002). Reef Fish Identification - Florida Caribbean Bahamas - 3th Edition. New World Publications, Inc.

Categorieën:

Soorten, Vissen

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