Hawai'i Coral Reef Network

Fishes of Hawai'i 

Family Holocentridae

Myripristis spp. - Soldierfish - `` wav.gif (916 bytes)

Description: uniform reddish, large scales and large dark eyes, often with dark opercular mark
Size: up to 28cm
Habitat: nocturnal; found around caves, wrecks and holes
Diet: planktivores: feeds mostly on larger zooplankton

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Sargocentron spp. - Squirrelfish - `Ala`ihi wav.gif (916 bytes)

Description: often with longitudinal white lines on body, occasionally with tricolor dorsal fin
Size: to 16cm
Habitat: nocturnal; less than 2 m depth usually near reefs
Diet: small crustaceans

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Last update: 1/25/2005