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Ostichthys trachypoma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beryciformes
Family: Holocentridae
Genus: Ostichthys
G. Cuvier, 1829
Type species
Myripristis japonicus
G. Cuvier, 1829

Ostichthys is a genus of fish in the family Holocentridae found in Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean.[1]


There are currently 15 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2017). Species of Ostichthys in FishBase. February 2017 version.
  2. ^ a b c Greenfield, D.W., Randall, J.E. & Psomadakis, P.N. (2017): A review of the soldierfish genus Ostichthys (Beryciformes: Holocentridae), with descriptions of two new species from Myanmar. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 26: 1–33.
  3. ^ Fricke, R. (2017): Ostichthys kinchi, a new species of soldierfish from New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean (Teleostei: Holocentridae). FishTaxa, 2 (2): 62-70.