English : Shadowfin soldierfish
French : Marignan ombré
Class : Teleostei
Order : Holocentriformes
Family : Holocentridae
Notes : No subspecies known.
The species grows to 35 cm in length. Fairly round head profile with very big eyes. Fins dusky white with dark red-black blotches and broad edges. Flanks white to grey white with dark reddish to black edges on each flank scales. Dark face.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in the Indo-Pacific area, from East Africa to Line and Tuamoto Islands, north to south Japan south to Great Barrier reef. Lives near drop-offs and steep reef slopes in coral-rich areas, down to 30 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has a huge distribution and seems to be facing no threats at this time.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
Back to “Soldierfishes and relatives” page