Myripristis hexagona, Naigani Is, Fiji, Photo: Andrew Green
Myripristis hexagona, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Pale scales with bright red margins. Pale fins lacking white margins. Soft dorsal and anal fin proportionally taller than in M. amaena (Brick Soldierfish) and bar behind operculum a lighter shade of red.
Max Size: 30 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.5-31.1°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 6
Also referred to as the SGI (Species generalisation index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species.
Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most
hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (8% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (3 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.