Definition of soldierfish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsōljərˌfiSH/

noun (plural same or soldierfishes)

A squirrelfish that is typically bright red in color.
  • Several genera and species in the family Holocentridae.
Example sentences
  • Fifteen minutes southeast of Boracay, Crocodile Island has a reef where divers can explore many small channels harbouring squirrelfish, soldierfish, cardinalfish and various wrasse.
  • Richelieu also features numerous ledges, crevices and small caverns, providing shelter for squirrelfish, soldierfish, copper sweepers, and over twelve species of moray eels, including the rare golden moray.
  • The predominant species are similar to those outside the lagoon at Mafia Island, a variety of bigeye, soldierfish, snapper and trevally, with more solitary wrasse, parrotfish, butterflyfish and small grouper closer to the reef.

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Syllabification: sol·dier·fish

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