Doubletooth soldierfish

Characteristics

Occurs singly in Hong Kong. Nocturnal species. First published record for Hong Kong waters in 2018.

Description

  • Body red.
  • Scale margins pink.
  • Fins pale red.
  • A vertical dark red band on rear margin of gill cover.

Common Name: Doubletooth soldierfish

Family Common Name: Squirrelfishes

Scientific Name: Myripristis hexagona___(Lacepède, 1802)

Maximum Length: 30 cm (Total Length)