Blotch-eye soldierfish

Myripristis murdjan
Poisson Soldat, Myripristis à oeillères
I’ihi (Society)

Interesting facts

The Crimson Soldierfish is silvery pink with red scale margins. A dark brown to black region runs from the top of the operculum to the pectoral fin base. There is a large black blotch above the pupil and a smaller blotch below. The first dorsal fin is red. The remaining median fins and pelvic fins are red with white leading rays. The species grows to 27 cm in length. The species is normally seen in caves and crevices.

P. Bacchet, T. Zysman, Y. Lefèvre, 2010. Guide des poissons de Tahiti et ses îles. Au vent des îles. 3e édition.