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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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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

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November 2, 2015

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

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carmelo_lopez

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October 31, 2015

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

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tedbarone

Date

November 8, 2015 06:07 AM HST

Description

Norman Island, Privateer Bay, BVI
18.316872, -64.624388

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

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knightericm

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November 27, 2014

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

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hydaticus

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November 28, 2014

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

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c_h_hemphill

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June 24, 2014

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

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gaudettelaura

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January 28, 2014

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

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hartvillestuff

Date

March 4, 2014

Description

This was a small (4") squirrelfish which never showed it's dorsal fin

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

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hartvillestuff

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February 26, 2014

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

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kylejones

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December 31, 2013 01:16 PM EST

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Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

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kucycads

Date

September 5, 2003
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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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