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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Holocentriformes
Family: Holocentridae Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes
Subfamily: Myripristinae
Genus: Myripristis

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Myripristis adusta Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Photo by Steene, R.
 
Myripristis adusta
[Shadowfin soldierfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 26.5 cm SL
Myripristis amaena (Castelnau, 1873)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis amaena
[Brick soldierfish]
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Max. Length 12.1 cm SL

 
Myripristis astakhovi
[]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Myripristis aulacodes Randall & Greenfield, 1996

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis aulacodes
[Furrowed soldierfish]



Indo-Pacific and Eastern
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Myripristis berndti Jordan & Evermann, 1903

Photo by Photo by Asman, P.
 
Myripristis berndti
[Blotcheye soldierfish]



Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Myripristis botche Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis botche
[Blacktip soldierfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Myripristis chryseres Jordan & Evermann, 1903

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis chryseres
[Yellowfin soldierfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18.3 cm TL
Myripristis clarionensis Gilbert, 1897

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Myripristis clarionensis
[Yellow soldierfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Myripristis earlei Randall, Allen & Robertson, 2003

Photo by Photo by Rocha, L.A.
 
Myripristis earlei
[Earle's soldierfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15.5 cm SL
Myripristis formosa Randall & Greenfield, 1996

Photo by Photo by National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Taiwan
 
Myripristis formosa
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 21.4 cm TL
Myripristis gildi Greenfield, 1965

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Myripristis gildi
[Clipperton cardinal soldierfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15.9 cm SL
Myripristis greenfieldi Randall & Yamakawa, 1996

Photo by Photo by Fisheries Research Institute, Taiwan
 
Myripristis greenfieldi
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Myripristis hexagona (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis hexagona
[Doubletooth soldierfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Myripristis jacobus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Myripristis jacobus
[Blackbar soldierfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15.4 cm SL
Myripristis kochiensis Randall & Yamakawa, 1996

Photo by Photo by Shiina, M.
 
Myripristis kochiensis
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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Myripristis kuntee Valenciennes, 1831

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis kuntee
[Shoulderbar soldierfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Myripristis leiognathus Valenciennes, 1846

Photo by Photo by Munson, L.
 
Myripristis leiognathus
[Panamic soldierfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Myripristis murdjan (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Moldzio, S.
 
Myripristis murdjan
[Pinecone soldierfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Myripristis pralinia Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis pralinia
[Scarlet soldierfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 19.5 cm SL
Myripristis randalli Greenfield, 1974

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis randalli
[]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Myripristis robusta Randall & Greenfield, 1996

Photo by Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Myripristis robusta
[Robust soldierfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Myripristis seychellensis Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis seychellensis
[Seychelles soldier]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 26.5 cm NG
Myripristis tiki Greenfield, 1974

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis tiki
[Tiki soldierfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Myripristis trachyacron Bleeker, 1863

Photo by Photo by Tonozuka, T.
 
Myripristis trachyacron
[East indian soldierfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Myripristis violacea Bleeker, 1851

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Myripristis violacea
[Lattice soldierfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Myripristis vittata Valenciennes, 1831

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Myripristis vittata
[Whitetip soldierfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 26.5 cm TL
Myripristis woodsi Greenfield, 1974

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis woodsi
[Whitespot soldierfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Myripristis xanthacra Randall & Guézé, 1981

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis xanthacra
[Yellowtip soldierfish]



28 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Myripristis adusta Shadowfin soldierfish Indo-Pacific 35 TL 1853
Myripristis amaena Brick soldierfish Pacific Ocean 26.5 SL 1873
Myripristis astakhovi Western Pacific 12.1 SL 1997
Myripristis aulacodes Furrowed soldierfish Western Central Pacific 20 TL 1996
Myripristis berndti Blotcheye soldierfish Indo-Pacific and Eastern 30 TL 1903
Myripristis botche Blacktip soldierfish Indo-West Pacific. 30 SL 1829
Myripristis chryseres Yellowfin soldierfish Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1903
Myripristis clarionensis Yellow soldierfish Eastern Pacific 18.3 TL 1897
Myripristis earlei Earle's soldierfish Eastern Central Pacific 24 SL 2003
Myripristis formosa Northwest Pacific 15.5 SL 1996
Myripristis gildi Clipperton cardinal soldierfish Eastern Pacific 21.4 TL 1965
Myripristis greenfieldi Northwest Pacific 15.9 SL 1996
Myripristis hexagona Doubletooth soldierfish Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1802
Myripristis jacobus Blackbar soldierfish Western Atlantic 25 TL 1829
Myripristis kochiensis Northwest Pacific 15.4 SL 1996
Myripristis kuntee Shoulderbar soldierfish Indo-Pacific 26 TL 1831
Myripristis leiognathus Panamic soldierfish Eastern Pacific 18 TL 1846
Myripristis murdjan Pinecone soldierfish Indo-Pacific 60 TL 1775
Myripristis pralinia Scarlet soldierfish Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1829
Myripristis randalli Eastern Central Pacific 19.5 SL 1974
Myripristis robusta Robust soldierfish Western Central Pacific 22 TL 1996
Myripristis seychellensis Seychelles soldier Western Indian Ocean 23 TL 1829
Myripristis tiki Tiki soldierfish Pacific Ocean 26.5 NG 1974
Myripristis trachyacron East indian soldierfish Western Pacific 20 TL 1863
Myripristis violacea Lattice soldierfish Indo-Pacific 35 TL 1851
Myripristis vittata Whitetip soldierfish Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1831
Myripristis woodsi Whitespot soldierfish Pacific Ocean 26.5 TL 1974
Myripristis xanthacra Yellowtip soldierfish Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1981



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