Bigscale Soldierfish (species: Myripristis berndti) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Myripristis berndti
Bigscale Soldierfish

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

©Graham Edgar: Myripristis berndti at Cod Hole near Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Beryciformes
Family Holocentridae
Genus Myripristis
Species Myripristis berndti



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 30 cm (Length)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


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.

Other references

  • Arnal, C. (2000). Ecologie comportementale de la symbiose poisson nettoyeur/ poisson client: motivations et honnĂȘtetĂ©, Ph.D. thesis, University of Perpignan, France. LIRS catalog number 637.
  • Craig, M.T., J.A. Eble, B.W. Bower and D.R. Robertson (2007). High genetic connectivity across the Indian and Pacific Oceans in the reef fish Myripristis berndti (Holocentridae), Marine Ecology Progress Series, 334: 245-254. LIRS catalog number 1032.
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