Deepwater Squirrelfish

Ostichthys Kaianus
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Ostichthys Kaianus
Other names Deepwater Soldier, Kai Islands Squirrelfish, Kai Soldierfish
Size Up to 36 cm (14.17 in)
Weight Up to .60 kg (1.32 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Deeper oceanic reefs amongst steep rocky slopes in caves & under ledges
Depth Range
Deepwater Squirrelfish Distribution
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