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Longspine squirrelfish
Neoniphon marianus
(Cuvier, 1829)

Description:
Body silvery red, with orangish gold body stripes. Eyes large. Rear dorsal fin pronounced and sticking up. Anal fin with a strongly elongated third spine.
Size up to 18 cm.
Juveniles are thin, silvery pelagics and seldom seen.

Habitat:
Hide in or near dark recesses. Rare on shallow reefs, becoming more abundant with depth, most abundant between 30 and 70 m.

Distribution:
Occasional south Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Longspine squirrelfish (Neoniphon marianus)