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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beryciformes
Family: Holocentridae Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes
Subfamily: Holocentrinae
Genus: Sargocentron

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33 species (see list below)

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Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Sargocentron bullisi (Woods, 1955)

Photo by JAMARC
 
Sargocentron bullisi
[Deepwater squirrelfish]

Photo by Field, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Sargocentron caudimaculatum (Rüppell, 1838)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Sargocentron caudimaculatum
[Silverspot squirrelfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Sargocentron cornutum (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron cornutum
[Threespot squirrelfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Sargocentron coruscum (Poey, 1860)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron coruscum
[Reef squirrelfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Sargocentron diadema (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron diadema
[Crown squirrelfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 19.7 cm SL
Sargocentron dorsomaculatum (Shimizu & Yamakawa, 1979)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron dorsomaculatum
[Spotfin squirrelfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Sargocentron ensifer (Jordan & Evermann, 1903)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron ensifer
[Yellow-striped squirrelfish]

Photo by Freitas, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Sargocentron hastatum (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Freitas, R.
 
Sargocentron hastatum
[Red squirrelfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 16.6 cm SL
Sargocentron hormion Randall, 1998

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron hormion
[]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.3 cm SL
Sargocentron inaequalis Randall & Heemstra, 1985

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Sargocentron inaequalis
[Lattice squirrelfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 7.7 cm SL
Sargocentron iota Randall, 1998

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron iota
[Dwarf squirrelfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Sargocentron ittodai (Jordan & Fowler, 1902)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron ittodai
[Samurai squirrelfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Sargocentron lepros (Allen & Cross, 1983)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron lepros
[Spiny squirrelfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Sargocentron macrosquamis Golani, 1984

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron macrosquamis
[Bigscale squirrelfish]

Photo by Khalaf, M.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18.3 cm SL
Sargocentron marisrubri Randall, Golani & Diamant, 1989

Photo by Khalaf, M.A.
 
Sargocentron marisrubri
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Sargocentron megalops
[]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Sargocentron melanospilos (Bleeker, 1858)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Sargocentron melanospilos
[Blackblotch squirrelfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Sargocentron microstoma (Günther, 1859)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron microstoma
[Smallmouth squirrelfish]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Sargocentron poco
[Saddle squirrelfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Sargocentron praslin (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron praslin
[Dark-striped squirrelfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Sargocentron punctatissimum (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron punctatissimum
[Speckled squirrelfish]

Photo by Can, A.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Sargocentron rubrum (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Can, A.
 
Sargocentron rubrum
[Redcoat]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Sargocentron seychellense (Smith & Smith, 1963)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron seychellense
[Yellow-tipped squirrelfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Sargocentron shimizui
[Shimizu's squirrelfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm FL
Sargocentron spiniferum (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron spiniferum
[Sabre squirrelfish]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 17.7 cm SL
Sargocentron spinosissimum (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Sargocentron spinosissimum
[North Pacific squirrelfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25.4 cm TL
Sargocentron suborbitale (Gill, 1863)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Sargocentron suborbitale
[Tinsel squirrelfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Sargocentron tiere (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron tiere
[Blue lined squirrelfish]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 19.5 cm TL
Sargocentron tiereoides (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Sargocentron tiereoides
[Pink squirrelfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Sargocentron vexillarium (Poey, 1860)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron vexillarium
[Dusky squirrelfish]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Sargocentron violaceum (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Sargocentron violaceum
[Violet squirrelfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 19.5 cm TL
Sargocentron wilhelmi (de Buen, 1963)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron wilhelmi
[Wilhelm's squirrelfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Sargocentron xantherythrum (Jordan & Evermann, 1903)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron xantherythrum
[Hawaiian squirrelfish]
33 Species of Family Holocentridae with Genus Sargocentron
(Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1955 Sargocentron bullisi Deepwater squirrelfish Western Atlantic 13 SL
1838 Sargocentron caudimaculatum Silverspot squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 25 TL
1854 Sargocentron cornutum Threespot squirrelfish Western Pacific 27 TL
1860 Sargocentron coruscum Reef squirrelfish Western Atlantic 15 TL
1802 Sargocentron diadema Crown squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 17 TL
1979 Sargocentron dorsomaculatum Spotfin squirrelfish Western Pacific 19.7 SL
1903 Sargocentron ensifer Yellow-striped squirrelfish Pacific Ocean 23 SL
1829 Sargocentron hastatum Red squirrelfish Eastern Atlantic 25 TL
1998 Sargocentron hormion Pacific Ocean 16.6 SL
1985 Sargocentron inaequalis Lattice squirrelfish Western Indian Ocean 11.3 SL
1998 Sargocentron iota Dwarf squirrelfish Indo-Pacific. 7.7 SL
1902 Sargocentron ittodai Samurai squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 20 TL
1983 Sargocentron lepros Spiny squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 20 TL
1984 Sargocentron macrosquamis Bigscale squirrelfish Western Indian Ocean 9 TL
1989 Sargocentron marisrubri Western Indian Ocean 18.3 SL
1998 Sargocentron megalops Eastern Central Pacific 7.9 SL
1858 Sargocentron melanospilos Blackblotch squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 25 TL
1859 Sargocentron microstoma Smallmouth squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 20 TL
1965 Sargocentron poco Saddle squirrelfish Western Central Atlantic 11 TL
1802 Sargocentron praslin Dark-striped squirrelfish Indo-West Pacific 32 TL
1829 Sargocentron punctatissimum Speckled squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 23 TL
1775 Sargocentron rubrum Redcoat Indo-West Pacific 32 TL
1963 Sargocentron seychellense Yellow-tipped squirrelfish Western Indian Ocean 27 TL
1998 Sargocentron shimizui Shimizu's squirrelfish Western Pacific 7.3 SL
1775 Sargocentron spiniferum Sabre squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 51 FL
1843 Sargocentron spinosissimum North Pacific squirrelfish Northwest Pacific 17.7 SL
1863 Sargocentron suborbitale Tinsel squirrelfish Eastern Pacific 25.4 TL
1829 Sargocentron tiere Blue lined squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 33 TL
1853 Sargocentron tiereoides Pink squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 19.5 TL
1860 Sargocentron vexillarium Dusky squirrelfish Western Atlantic 18 TL
1853 Sargocentron violaceum Violet squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 45 TL
1963 Sargocentron wilhelmi Wilhelm's squirrelfish Southeast Pacific 19.5 TL
1903 Sargocentron xantherythrum Hawaiian squirrelfish Eastern Central Pacific 17 TL



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