Blotcheye Soldierfish

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Blotcheye Soldierfish

Also known as Crimson Soldierfish, Crimson Squirrelfish, Red Soldierfish, Big-eye Soldierfish and Pinecone Soldierfish. This species grows to a length of 30 centimetres (12 in) TL. The body is oval and laterally compressed and the scales are quite large. The basic colour is silvery pink to pale yellowish, with red scale margins. The opercular membrane is black. The dorsal fin is large and spiny, ranging from yellow to orange-yellow. The other fins are red with white edges. The eyes are large, as this fish is mainly nocturnal. The lower jaw protrudes beyond the upper jaw when mouth is closed.