Saltwater fish. Squirrelfishes.
Drifts in shallow reefs by day in large
groups, at night is swims freely over the reef in search of food.
To be confused with
- Squirrelfish Holocentrus adscensionis.
Size: 8 to 13 cm, max 20 cm.
Colour: It shades from reddish-orange above to silvery on the lower sides. The snout is blunt with large eyes. Broad black bar behind its head.
Shape: Deep and compressed body.
Fins etc.: forked caudal fin. The fin has pointed lobes.
Habitat environment and ecology
Inhabits coral reefs. Drifts in shallow reefs by day in large groups, at
night is swims freely over the reef in search of food. Is nocturnal
BES-eilanden: St Eustatius.
[Marion Haarsma, feb. 2016]
- DeLoach, N., & Humann, P. (2002). Reef Fish Identification
Florida Caribbean Bahamas - 3th Edition. New World Publications, Inc.