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Family Holocentridae

INDO-PACIFIC

Myripristis violacea

Wakatobi, Indonesia, 40 feet

LATTICE SOLDIERFISH

Inhabits shallow reefs.  Purplish brown dorsally with dark scale edges.  Fins clear to red at the tip with white leading edges.  Myripristis adusta has fins with dark tips without white edges.  Attains 9 inches.  Indo-Pacific excluding Hawaii.