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

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Recent observations

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What

Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

Observer

knightericm

Date

December 9, 2014 06:53 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

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hydaticus

Date

November 28, 2014

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Square

What

Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

Observer

corbanhemphill

Date

June 24, 2014

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Square

What

Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

Observer

gaudettelaura

Date

January 28, 2014

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Square

What

Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

Observer

hartvillestuff

Date

March 4, 2014

Description

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

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Square

What

longspine squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

Observer

hartvillestuff

Date

February 26, 2014

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Observer

kylejones

Date

December 31, 2013 01:16 PM EST

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What

Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

Observer

kucycads

Date

September 5, 2003

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Observer

kucycads

Date

September 5, 2003

Description

the white fish near the center

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

July 5, 2012 12:26 PM PDT

Description

Dive site Tent Wall, max depth 20.7 m/ 68 ft.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

July 2, 2012 12:11 PM ADT

Description

Dive site Tent Reef, max depth 82 ft/25 m.

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Square

What

Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

June 30, 2012

Description

Dive site Babylon, max depth 99 ft/30 m.

Under an overhang.

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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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