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Synonyms for soldierfish

the larger squirrelfishes


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Typical 'special bones' were also used for identification such as dermal spines of porcupinefish, anal spines of soldierfish, scutes of carangids, caudal tangs of surgeonfishes, and vertebrae of sharks and rays (see also Findlater [2004] for further details on methods).
The ridgehead ears' also had very long hair bundles-features also seen in the ears of shallow-water species known to have great hearing, such as the pinecone soldierfish and clown knife fish.
Everything here is exotic, from "lipstick palms" the color of a ripe papaya to evocatively named fish in the China Sea--bigeye soldierfish, striped sweetlips, and eyestripe surgeonfish, among others.
The most common families are the Pomacentridae (angelfish, damselfish and clownfish), the Holocentridae (soldierfish and squirrelfish), Chaetodonitidae (butterfly fish) Acanthuridae (surgeonfish, named for the sharp spines at the base of the tail), the Muraenidae (moray eels), the Serranidae (sea-bass and groupers), the Scaridae (parrotfish, named for the shape of their mouths, capable of rasping the hard coral), and the Balistidae (triggerfish).
Other less commonly observed holocentrid species that occupy Riley's Hump s include the longjaw squirrelfish (Neoniphon marianus) and blackbar soldierfish (Myripristis jacobus).
Many of the archaeologically recovered fish could have been caught with small baited hooks, including groupers and rock cod (Serranidae), soldierfish and squirrelfish (Holocentridae), and wrasses (Labridae).