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

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

Observer

robvanepps

Date

April 18, 2011 02:13 AM EDT

Description

Calling this Longspine due to white spots on dorsal fin.

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

Observer

fatroosterfarm

Date

December 28, 2013 04:11 PM EST

Description

red guy on far left

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

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robvanepps

Date

August 2, 2016 09:01 AM EDT

Description

Calling this Longspine due to white spots on dorsal fin.

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

Observer

neild

Date

July 22, 2013 12:01 PM EDT

Description

DIGITAL CAMERA

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

Observer

neild

Date

April 10, 2014 02:15 PM EDT

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

Observer

sarka

Date

December 23, 2016

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

December 2, 2016 10:23 AM AST

Description

Dive site RMS Rhone (stern section), max. depth 65 feet / 20 meters.

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

Observer

jeffperry

Date

November 16, 2016

Description

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

Observer

jeffperry

Date

November 16, 2016

Description

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

Observer

sudachi

Date

September 19, 2016 12:42 AM JST

Description

Not 100% sure about this ID...

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

Observer

swalmsley

Date

October 22, 2010 04:54 PM EDT

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

Observer

miguelyga

Date

November 2, 2014 11:24 AM CST

Place

Bahamas (Google, OSM)
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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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