Blackbar Soldierfish
Myripristis jacobus

f11 @ 1/60s, ASA 64, Ektachrome 64 slide film, Nikonos II w 15mm, master flash and slave flash for fill


"Myripristis jacobus," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Myripristis jacobus is a Soldierfish from the Western Atlantic. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 25 cm in length.The Myripristis jacobus can be located in a marine environment within a subtropical climate. They live in reef-associated waters. The Myripitis jacobus is recorded to be found in the Western Atlantic, Bahamas, Northern Gulf of Mexico, West Indies, the Caribbean Sea, Cape Verde, Principe, Ascension, and St. Helena islands. The biology of this species states that they can be found in coral reefs within deep waters. They are a nocturnal species. They mainly eat plankton. This species is occasionally marketed, but it is not popularly bought as a fish to eat. The Myripistis jacobus is also known as a Blackbar Soldierfish. It is a bright red color along with a black bar behind its head. It also is trimmed with white lines on its fins. This species is also found swimming upside-down at times.
Salt River Canyon, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
 
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