English : Doubletooth soldierfish
French : Poisson-soldat à double dent
Class : Teleostei
Order : Holocentriformes
Family : Holocentridae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can grow to 30 cm. Very large red eyes with dark areas above and below pupil (no band). Dark red to dark band on gill coverts. Coloration silvery-pink with broad red edges to flank scales. Clear reddish fins without any white edges.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in the Indo-Pacific area, from East Africa to Palau and Samoa, north to Ryukyu islands, south to Great Barrier reef and New Caledonia. Lives in sheltered reefs, often in turbid waters of bays and lagoons, from 3 to 40 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is widespread and remains globally common. It is hardly collected for the trade or by fisheries. No threats known at this time.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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