Object detail

This fish specimen was found off the shore of Papua New Guinea. It was originally classified as "Holocentrus angustifrons", but has been reclassified as "Neoniphon argenteus".

Otherwise known as the smooth squirrelfish. Commonly found in warm tropical waters.
Taxonomic classification
Neoniphon argenteus
Common name
Smooth Squirrelfish
Classification type status
Natural Science/Zoology
Accession date
10 Apr 1913
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