False Jacopever (Soldier)
False Jacopever is known locally as the Solider fish. It’s in the family of rock fishes and uses the kelp forest as shelter. It likes to retreat to crevices and boulder holes.
It ranges in colour from yellow, orange to dark brown, with a pattern of 5-6 large white spots on its back.
In Tristan waters the most common colour is orange whereas in Gough waters it is brown.
It is seen more frequently when diving at Gough than around the other islands in the Tristan group.
IUCN/ Conservation Status — Least Concern
Length — 30cm
Life span —
Sightings around Tristan islands –
Marine life on Tristan
The waters surrounding the Tristan islands are home to a diverse range of fish and invertebrates, including the commercially valuable crayfish.