Holocentridae


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Noun1.Holocentridae - squirrelfishes and soldierfishes
fish family - any of various families of fish
Berycomorphi, order Berycomorphi - an order of spiny-finned fish in the superorder Acanthopterygii
genus Holocentrus, Holocentrus - type genus of the family Holocentridae; 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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The families Muraenidae, Blenniidae, Gobiidae, and Labridae had two species each, and the families Synodontidae, Holocentridae, Cirrhitidae, Sciaenidae, Serranidae, Tripterygiidae, Tetraodontidae, and Diodontidae had one species each.
trimaculatus (Riippell, 1829) (Pomacentridae), Neoniphon sammara (Forsskaal,1775) (Holocentridae), and other individuals of Dascyllus aruanus from Moorea (French Polynesia); Symphodus ocellatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Labridae) and Coris julis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Labridae) from Calvi (Corsica).
Based on MNI, sharks and rays, porcupinefishes (Diodontidae), squirrelfishes (Holocentridae), and sea basses occur in modest proportions, each contributing between 5% and 10% to overall abundance.
Jack (family) Carangidae Graysby Cephalopholis cruentata Tattler Serranus phoebe Squirrelfishes (family) Holocentridae Rainbow runner Elagatis bipinnulata Black margate Anisotremus surinamensis Bigeye scad Selar crumenophthalmus Bluntnose sixgill shark Hexanchus griseus Red hind Epinephelus guttatus Grouper (genus) Mycteroperca Scorpionfish Scorpaena sp.
In females of the squirrelfish family (Holocentridae), [E.sub.2] did not directly alter the levels of zinc or MT mRNA in the liver (Thompson et al.
The most common families are the Pomacentridae (angelfish, damselfish and clownfish), the Holocentridae (soldierfish and squirrelfish), Chaetodonitidae (butterfly fish) Acanthuridae (surgeonfish, named for the sharp spines at the base of the tail), the Muraenidae (moray eels), the Serranidae (sea-bass and groupers), the Scaridae (parrotfish, named for the shape of their mouths, capable of rasping the hard coral), and the Balistidae (triggerfish).
Anal spines, only one of which occur per individual squirrel and soldierfishes (Holocentridae), was the most common element used to identify this family--even more abundant than the routinely used dentary.