SOLDIER/ SQUIRRELFISH
HOLOCENTRIDAE
Longjaw Squirrelfish
Neoniphon marianus
    Ecological Descriptors
Habitat Size Diet Behaviour Sex 
Co 18 Cru Noct I F
 
 
Description:
Body silvery red, with orangish
gold body stripes. Eyes large. Rear dorsal fin pronounced and sticking up. Anal fin with a markedly elongated third spine. Dorsal fin tips white, with further white blotches from dorsal spine 3 onwards, with yellow band between. Yellow vertical bar on rear of operculum. Juveniles are thin, silvery pelagics and seldom seen.

Ecology
A nocturnal reef-associated fish. It feeds mainly on shrimps but also takes crabs. Found at depths 5 to 120m. Through most of its range is usually found at deeper depths from 60m, but common at far shallower depths in Antigua.
Longjaw Squirrelfish
Longjaw Squirrelfish
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Synonym:
Neoniphon marianus