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Myripristis woodsi Greenfield, 1974
WHITESPOT SOLDIERFISH
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Myripristis woodsi Greenfield , 1974

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes ( gen. , sp. ) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Beryciformes (Sawbellies) > Holocentridae (Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes) > Myripristinae
Etymology: Myripristis: Greek, myros, -ou = male of morey eel + Greek, pristis = saw (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Greenfield .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 20 m (Ref. 86942 ).   Tropical; 26°N - 24°S

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Pacific Ocean: islands of Oceania except Hawaii, Easter Island, Pitcairn Group or islands off the Plate such as Solomon Islands and New Caledonia. Also Caroline Islands to the Line Islands (Kiribati); north to Bonin and Marcus Islands; south to Samoa and Tuamoto Islands, including Micronesia (Ref. 1602 ).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89972 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal spines : 4; Anal soft rays : 10 - 13. This species is the only Micronesian large-scaled Myripristis that lacks scales on its inner pectoral axil. It also differs by having a white spot on the upper inner pectoral axil and combination of dark red (versus black) opercular membrane, dark red or purple pectoral axil, distinct white ring around the iris, an white anterior margins of its pelvic an soft rayed fins.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits reef flats, lagoons, and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710 ). Commonly found on exposed outer-reef areas; often at low islands and atolls than high islands (Ref. 12419 ). Feeds on zooplanktons (Ref. 89972 ).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Randall, John E. | Collaborators

Randall, J.E. and D.W. Greenfield , 1996. Revision of the Indo-Pacific holocentrid fishes of the genus Myripristis , with descriptions of three new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (25):61 p. (Ref. 12419 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 04 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

Updated: 2020-01-27 10:29:05 gmt
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