Holocentridae

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Holocentridae

[‚häl·ə′sen·trə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of nocturnal beryciform fishes found in shallow tropical and subtropical reefs; contains the squirrelfishes and soldierfishes.
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Specifically, of the nocturnal taxa, priacanthids and holocentrids were highly preferred, whereas apogonids were avoided.
In particular, vulnerability provided a straightforward explanation for the contrast between a strong preference for the nocturnal priacanthids and holocentrids and a strong avoidance of the equally nocturnal apogonids: whereas the two preferred taxa hide under ledges or in caves during daytime, which are commonly frequented by C.
However, it cannot reasonably account for the strong preference for the rare aulostomids, holocentrids, and monacanthids.