Epaulette Soldierfish (species: Myripristis kuntee) in ALA: Lizard Island (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Myripristis kuntee
Epaulette Soldierfish

©Anne Hoggett: Myripristis kuntee at North Point, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Myripristis kuntee at Snake Pit near Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Myripristis kuntee at Cod Hole, Ribbon Reef Number 10.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Beryciformes
Family Holocentridae
Genus Myripristis
Species Myripristis kuntee



Distinguishing features

Scales are small in comparison to other soldierfishes. Fins (other than pectorals) with narrow white margins. Broad brown band along outer1 gill cover.


  • Up to 20 cm (Length)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

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References that assist with identification

  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene (1990). Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.