SOLDIER/ SQUIRRELFISH
HOLOCENTRIDAE
Dusky Squirrelfish
Neoniphon vexillarium
    Ecological Descriptors
Habitat Size Diet Behaviour Sex 
Co, R 18 Cru, Mol, Noct I/ Sh F
 
 
Description:
Usually dusky bronze-red (sometimes orange, gold or silver). Wide
white/ silver stripes alternating with dusky stripes with dark borders. Anal and caudal fins bordered in brown/ red. Red spots between spines of anterior dorsal fin.

Ecology
Nocturnal. Inhabits inshore reefs, shallow rocky coastlines and reef crests. Hides in small recesses, often in groups.


Dusky Squirrelfish
(C) Ross Robertson
Dusky Squirrelfish
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(C) Ross Robertson
Dusky Squirrelfish
Synonyms: 
Sargocentron vexillarium