soldierfish


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Noun1.soldierfish - the larger squirrelfishes
squirrelfish - very small, brightly colored (especially red) nocturnal fishes of shallow waters or tropical reefs; they make sounds like a squirrel's bark
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Home to a marine extravaganza as diverse and vibrant as it is unique, the Inner Islands boast an abundance of marine life including butterflyfish, angelfish, soldierfish and squirrelfish among others and reefs that feature octopus, spiny lobster and a plethora of nudibranchs.
Lookdown Selene vomer Longspine squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus Jack (genus) Caranx Gulf hagfish Eptatretus springeri Gulf flounder Paralichthys albigutta Gafftopsail catfish Bagre marinus Dog snapper Lutjanus jocu Decapod (order) Decapoda Big roughy Gephyroberyx darwinii Cusk-eel (genus) Lepophidium Cownose ray Rhinoptera bonasus Cottonwick Haemulon melanurum Cottonmouth jack Uraspis secunda Cardinal soldierfish Plectrypops retrospinus Butterfly ray Gymnura sp.
Fish caught here are primarily small carangids and groupers, as well as hawkfish, squirrelfish and soldierfish, snappers and parrotfish.