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Diagnostic Description

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Soft dorsal and anal fins covered with scales (Ref. 13608). Dark brown vertical bar runs along gill opening to pectoral fin (Ref. 26938). Body deep, compressed and robust (Ref. 37108). Body reddish above, paling to silvery below. Spinous dorsal fin with red and white markings. Edges of all fins are white. Preopercular spine not prominent. Lobes of caudal, soft dorsal and anal fins pointed (Ref. 7251).
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Cristina V. Garilao
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Morphology

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Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14; Analspines: 4; Analsoft rays: 13 - 14
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Trophic Strategy

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Found from shallow coral reefs to offshore deeper waters (Ref. 3724). A nocturnal species aggregating around coral reefs and deeper rocky reefs (Ref. 3724). Feeds mainly on planktonic organisms (Ref. 3724). Carnivore (Ref. 57616). Occasionally found swimming upside down (Ref. 9710). Also cleaned by Thalassoma noronhanum observed at Fernando de Noronha Archipelago off northeastern Brazil (Ref. 36301).
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Biology

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Found from shallow coral reefs to offshore deeper waters (Ref. 3724). A nocturnal species aggregating around coral reefs and deeper rocky reefs (Ref. 3724). Feeds mainly on planktonic organisms (Ref. 3724). Occasionally found swimming upside down (Ref. 9710). Marketed fresh but not popular as a food fish (Ref. 5217).
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Importance

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fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial; price category: medium; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family
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Myripristis jacobus

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Myripristis jacobus, the blackbar soldierfish, is a soldierfish from the Western Atlantic. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 25 cm in length.

Myripristis jacobus can be located in a marine environment within a subtropical climate. They live in reef-associated waters. Myripitis jacobus is recorded to be found in the Western Atlantic, Bahamas, Northern Gulf of Mexico, West Indies, the Caribbean Sea, Cape Verde, Principe, Ascension, and St. Helena islands. The biology of this species states that they can be found in coral reefs within deep waters. They are a nocturnal species. They mainly eat plankton. This species is occasionally marketed, but it is not popularly bought as a fish to eat.[2] It is a bright red color along with a black bar behind its head. It also is trimmed with white lines on its fins. This species is also found swimming upside-down at times.[3]

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Blackbar soldierfish

References

  1. ^ Moore, J.; Polanco Fernandez, A.; Russell, B.; McEachran, J.D. (2015). "Myripristis jacobus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T16442540A16509652. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T16442540A16509652.en.
  2. ^ "Myripristis jacobus". Fish Base. Archived from the original on 7 April 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Myripristis jacobus - Blackbar soldierfish". Aquafind. Retrieved 20 February 2013.

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Myripristis jacobus: Brief Summary

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Myripristis jacobus, the blackbar soldierfish, is a soldierfish from the Western Atlantic. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 25 cm in length.

Myripristis jacobus can be located in a marine environment within a subtropical climate. They live in reef-associated waters. Myripitis jacobus is recorded to be found in the Western Atlantic, Bahamas, Northern Gulf of Mexico, West Indies, the Caribbean Sea, Cape Verde, Principe, Ascension, and St. Helena islands. The biology of this species states that they can be found in coral reefs within deep waters. They are a nocturnal species. They mainly eat plankton. This species is occasionally marketed, but it is not popularly bought as a fish to eat. It is a bright red color along with a black bar behind its head. It also is trimmed with white lines on its fins. This species is also found swimming upside-down at times.

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Distribution

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Western Atlantic: from North Carolina (USA), Bahamas and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil; throughout the West Indies and the Caribbean Sea
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Habitat

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benthic
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