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Myripristis adusta

Myripristis adustais commonly referred to as Shadowfin soldierfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Normaal. A aquarium size of at least 5000 Liter is recommended.


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lexID:
2972 
AphiaID:
217926 
Scientific:
Myripristis adusta 
German:
Schwarzbinden-Soldatenfisch 
English:
Shadowfin Soldierfish 
Category:
Eekhoorn en Soldaatvissen 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Beryciformes (Order) > Holocentridae (Family) > Myripristis (Genus) > adusta (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bleeker, 1853 
Size:
bis zu 35cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Tank:
~ 5000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Normaal 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2010-01-02 23:55:40 

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Myripristis adusta, also known as Shadowfin soldierfish is found along the whole coast of East-Africa. From Somalia south to Kenya and Mozambique down to South Africa (country) east from Comores to Seychelles and south to Madagascar, Mauritius and Reunion.

Myripristis adustas body-color is mainly a pale salmon pink with edges of scales dorsally on body deep blue to black; median fins with broad black outer border. The inner pectoral fin axil naked except for one moderate scales on lower half.

The Shadowfin soldierfish usually inhabits coral-rich areas of drop-offs and steep channel slopes from below the effects of surge to over 25 m. Occurs singly or in small groups, sometimes with other species.

Myripristis adusta is a nocturnal species hiding in caves or beneath ledges by day, feeds on plankton such as crab larvae at night.


Order: Beryciformes
Family: Holocentridae
Genus: Myripristis
Species: Myripristis adusta



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