Latin Name: Holocentrus
General Size: 13"
Found in the family Holocentridae the squirrelfish
is one of 65 species in this family. They are heavily
armed with many sharp fin spines including bony projections
arising from the gill plate. They are not popular gamefish
but can be eaten. They typically feed on crabs and brittle
stars off the reef at night and stick close to caves
and holes in the reef during the day.
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