Common name of Myripristis hexagona
Common name Baga-baga
Language Tagalog
Type Vernacular
Official trade name No
Rank 3 - (Other common name)
Country Philippines
Ref. Herre, A.W.C.T. and A.F. Umali, 1948
Life stage juveniles and adults
Sex females and males
Core color pattern(s)
1st modifier
2nd modifier
Remarks General name given to all species of Family Holocentridae. 'baga', i.e., lungs, but also red glowing charcoal; 'baga-baga', may mean that the fish has features which looks like lungs or charcoal but most probably refers to its color pattern.
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Garilao, Cristina V.
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