Image: Silver Jewfish, Nibea soldado

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).

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