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Blackbar soldierfish
Myripristis jacobus
Cuvier, 1829

Description:
Body red to silvery red with a black and red bar behind the head. Eyes prominent. The red dorsal fin has white marks at the tips and a few along the base. Edges of ventral, anal, rear dorsal and tail fins with white borders.
Size up to 25 cm.

Habitat:
Hide between corals and in caves during daytime. Usually they stay in large schools. Reported down to 100 m.

Distribution:
Common to occasional Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Blackbar soldierfish (Myripristis jacobus)