Longjaw squirrelfish

The Longjaw squirrelfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 1 - 70 m , usually 30 - 60 m environment.

The Longjaw Squirrelfish is pink-red with orange stripes. The dorsal fin is mostly orange with white tips and spots along the base. The anal fin may have an elongated spine. More

Longjaw Squirrelfish - Neoniphon marianus - Grand CaymanGrand Cayman Longjaw Squirrelfish - Neoniphon marianus - Nassau, BahamasNassau, Bahamas Longjaw Squirrelfish - Neoniphon marianus - BonaireBonaire Longjaw Squirrelfish - Neoniphon marianus - Turks and CaicosTurks and Caicos Longjaw Squirrelfish - Neoniphon marianus - More

* Neoniphon marianus, Longjaw squirrelfish, (Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1829). More

Close-up of a Longjaw Squirrelfish swimming underwater (Neoniphon marianus) (1512-250 / 200-309 squirrelfish More

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COMMON NAMES: Longjaw Squirrelfish, Sabre Squirrelfish, Scarlet-fin Squirrelfish, Armoured Soldierfish, Long-jawed Sqirrelfish; German Grossdorn-Husar; French Marignan Sabre, Soldat Armé TRADITIONAL NAMES: Kū Tā (RR MG MT), Kū (AT), Kū Va‘a-keo (MK), Kūtā (AK), Ta (PL), Tā (TS TW PK); Other Polynesian - Apai (TAH), More

The squirrelfish, aka longjaw squirrelfish, Holocentrus adscensionis (Osbeck, 1765) has dorsal spines: 11-11; dorsal softrays: 15-16; anal spines: 4-4; anal soft-rays: 9-10. The tip of the membranes of the spinous dorsal fin is reddish or translucent. More

Common names

Candil in Spanish (español)
Candil de fondo in Spanish (español)
Carajuelo mariano in Spanish (español)
Hoseye conga in English
Langschnäuziger Eichhörnchenfisch in German (Deutsch)
Large-mouthed squirrelfish in English
Longjaw squirrelfish in English
longspine squirrelfish in English
Marian in English
Mariano in Spanish (español)
Soleil in French (français)
Switchtail in English
海新东洋鳂 in Mandarin Chinese
海新東洋鰃 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Beryciformes
Family : Holocentridae
Genus : Neoniphon
Species : Neoniphon marianus
Authority : Cuvier, 1829