Jacopever (Soldier)

Helicolenus mouchesi

Jacopever is very similar to the False Jacopever but is has a more mottled pattern and it does not have the large white spots on its back.

Jacopever (Soldier) Helicolenus mouchesi (c) Sue Scott
Jacopever (Soldier) Helicolenus mouchesi (c) Sue Scott

The Jacopever is more likely to been found in deeper waters and is therefore less commonly seen by divers.

On Tristan both Jacopever and False Jacopever are known as the Solider fish.

IUCN/ Conservation Status — Not Evaluated



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.