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Blackbar soldierfish
Myripristis jacobus
Cuvier, 1829

Body red to silvery red with a black and red bar behind the head. Eyes prominent. The red dorsal fin has white marks at the tips and a few along the base. Edges of ventral, anal, rear dorsal and tail fins with white borders.
Size up to 25 cm.

Hide between corals and in caves during daytime. Usually they stay in large schools. Reported down to 100 m.

Common to occasional Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Blackbar soldierfish (Myripristis jacobus)