Myripristis vittata

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Myripristis vittata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beryciformes
Family: Holocentridae
Genus: Myripristis
Species: M. vittata
Binomial name
Myripristis vittata
Valenciennes, 1831

Myripristis vittata is a soldierfish from the Indo-Pacific.


It grows to a size of 25 centimeters in length or about 9.8 inches. [2] This species is usually found in small groups and sometimes forms large schools.[3][4]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Myripristis vittata is recorded to live in the areas of Indo-Pacific, mainly from oceanic islands, from the Mascarene Islands and Seychelles to French Polynesia, and the Hawaiian Islands.[3][5] Myripristis vittata is found in marine environments within reef-associated areas. They occupy the depth range of about 3 – 80 meters, but more specifically this species stays in the depth range of about 15 – 80 meters. This species is native to a tropical environment. They are recorded to swim upside down occasionally. This species is nocturnal and it feeds on plankton.[3]


Myripristis vittata occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade.


  1. ^ Greenfield, D.; Williams, I. (2016). "Myripristis vittata". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T67871116A67871855. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T67871116A67871855.en. Retrieved 14 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Family Holocentridae HAWAII Myripristis vittata". Marine Life Photography. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Myripristis vittata Valenciennes, 1831 Whitetip soldierfish". Fish Base. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Myripristis vittata — Overview Whitetip Soldierfish". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Whitetip soldierfish". Florent's Guide To The Tropical Reefs. Retrieved 15 November 2013.