Image: Silver Jewfish, Nibea soldado
A Silver Jewfish bought by Bernard Yau at Market City in Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales, August 2012.
- Mark McGrouther
- © Australian Museum
Silver Jewfish have a relatively deep body that tapers to the tail. The pectoral and pelvic fins usually have a yellowish tinge.
Thank you to Dr Kunio Sasaki for identifying the fish. He stated that "soldado” means “soldier” - the name referring to the very long second anal fin spine that looks like a sword.”
The fish is now registered in the Australian Museum Ichthyology Collection (AMS I.44858-019).