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    • Longspine Squirrelfish
    • Wrenchman
  • Scientific Names
    • Holocentrus rufus
  • Spanish
    • Candil rufo

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

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jeffperry

Date

November 16, 2016

Description

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

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jeffperry

Date

November 16, 2016

Description

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

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sudachi

Date

September 19, 2016 12:42 AM JST

Description

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

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swalmsley

Date

October 22, 2010 04:54 PM EDT

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

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miguelyga

Date

November 2, 2014 11:24 AM CST

Place

Bahamas (Google, OSM)

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

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catta

Date

November 7, 2014

Place

Belize, BZ (Google, OSM)

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

May 12, 2016 03:50 PM EDT

Description

Dive site Grouper Grotto, max depth 17.1 m / 56 ft.

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

May 10, 2016 05:02 PM EDT

Description

Snorkeling at Governor's Reef (max depth less than 20ft/6m).

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

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vimsia_wildlife

Date

May 24, 2016

Place

St. Thomas (Google, OSM)

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

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liittschwager

Date

November 29, 2012 02:41 PM PST

Description

Specimen #: BBEL_0082, Collection Event #: BLIZ_005, Common Name: Longspine squirrelfish, Scientific Name: Holocentrus rufus, Size: 7 inches overall length (18cm), Location: Smithsonian Institution's Field Station on Carrie Bow Cay, Belize

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

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carmelo_lopez

Date

November 2, 2015

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

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carmelo_lopez

Date

October 31, 2015
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Description from Wikipedia

The longspine squirrelfish is silvery red, with orange-gold body stripes. One of about 150 species of squirrelfish, their most distinguishing characteristics are their large eyes and the long third spine of the anal fin. It is often included in public aquarium displays. The length of the longspine squirrelfish is about 18 cm (7.8 inches). It lives in coral reefs in tropical and warm temperate seas and eats zoobenthos. It is territorial and uses sounds called “grunts” and...

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