Pristilepis oligolepis

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Spinyface soldier
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beryciformes
Family: Holocentridae
Genus: Pristilepis
J. E. Randall, Shimizu & Yamakawa, 1982
Species: P. oligolepis
Binomial name
Pristilepis oligolepis
(Whitley, 1941)
  • Holotrachys oligolepis Whitley, 1941

Pristilepis oligolepis, the spinyface soldier, is a species of soldierfish found in association with reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It can be found at depths of from 14 to 220 metres (46 to 722 ft). This species grows to a length of 30 centimetres (12 in) TL. This species is the only known member of its genus.


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