pinecone soldierfish

Scientific name Myripristis murdjan
Descriptor Forsskål
Year of description 1775
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Holocentridae
Genus Myripristis
Myripristis murdjan Myripristis murdjan

Introduction

Myripristis murdjan, commonly known as pinecone soldierfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    18 cm
  • Maximum size
    60 cm
  • Shape
    Oval
  • Average size
    18 cm
  • Maximum size
    60 cm
  • Shape
    Oval

How to recognize the pinecone soldierfish ?

The pinecone soldierfish measures between 18 and 60 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly rouge body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    nocturnal

The pinecone soldierfish is a fish living in small groups naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous . This fish lives mainly at night. Usually, it leaves its hiding place and starts to be active once it gets dark.

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare

The pinecone soldierfish is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 50 m

Biotope presentation

The pinecone soldierfish is most often found at a depth between 1m and 50m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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