Scientific Name
Myripristis vittata  
Myripristis vittata赤鰓鋸鱗魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Valenciennes, 1831 Depth 3 - 80M
Chinese 赤鰓鋸鱗魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 金鱗魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F282 Holocentridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 無斑鋸鱗魚 
Max Length 25 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 赤鰓松毬、厚殼仔、金鱗甲、鐵甲、鐵甲兵、瀾公妾、鐵線婆、大目仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean 
Synonyms Myripristis pahudi, Myripristis seychellensis, Myripristis vittatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2008);Randall, J.E. and D. W. Greenfield, 1996. Revision of the Indo-Pacific holocentrid fishes of the genus Myripristis, with descriptions of three new species.. Indo-Pacific Fishes (25):61 p  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Randall, J. E. etc. 1996 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0056360. ASIZP0070596. NMMBP08610. NMMSTP00742.  
Common Name Red soldierfish; Whitetip soldierfish; White-tipped soldierfish; Immaculate soldier 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XI spines and 13-15 soft rays; anal fin with IV spines and 11-13 soft rays. Interorbital space broad, 3.3-4.0 in head; inner pectoral axil naked; leading edges of median fins white ; lacks a dark opercular bar (except for perhaps a deeper red). Body lenght is 2.58 times of body height, 3.2 times of head lenght; head and body red, all fins orange; eyes big; caudal fin forked and thin. Literal line scales: 37; all fins no color blothches and band.
habitats Forms large aggregations in caves and ledges of steep drop-offs; often in small groups and sometimes forms large schools. Individual is often swimming upside down, even when mixed in schools of non-inverted ones. Nocturnal and feeds on plankton. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Mascarene Islands and Seychelles to French Polynesia and the Hawaiian Islands. Also known from Japan, New Caledonia, Marquesas and the Tuamoto Islands; throughout Micronesia. 
Utility Not commercial foods species.