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Sargocentron seychellense  (Smith & Smith, 1963)

Yellow-tipped squirrelfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Beryciformes (Sawbellies) > Holocentridae (Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes) > Holocentrinae
Etymology: Sargocentron: Greek, sargos = sargus + Greek, kentron = sting (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 6 m (Ref. 27370).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Indian Ocean: Oman (Ref. 11441), Seychelles, Mauritius, Reunion (Ref. 33390), Comoros (Ref. 27370), Madagascar, Chagos Archipelago, and St. Brandon Shoals.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 27.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 4; Anal soft rays: 8 - 10. Body with about equal stripes of brownish red and silvery white; spinous dorsal mostly white, membrane tips yellow, basal part of fin red except base of first two membranes which are whitish (Ref. 4201). Five oblique scale rows on cheek; body depth 2.4-2.65 in SL; head length (HL) 2.55-2.9 in SL; short and blunt snout, its length 4.15-4.6 in HL; interorbital width 4.5-5.2 in HL; mouth terminal, maxilla usually extending posterior to center of eye, upper jaw length 2.2-2.45 in HL; premaxillary groove nearly or just reaching a vertical at front edge of orbit; anterior end of nasal bone with a blunt spine; surface or medial edge of nasal bone spineless; nasal fossa without spinules; upper edge of 1st suborbital bones with a row of recumbent spinules, the 1st (slightly posterior to a vertical at front edge of orbit) is the largest and most lateral; preopercular spine usually slightly more than 1/2 orbit diameter, 4.0-5.7 in HL; 3rd-5th dorsal spines longest, 1.75-2.15 in HL; 3rd anal spine 1.3-1.55 in HL (Ref. 27370).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in shallow waters of coral reefs and rocky shores (Ref. 4201). Often found between branching corals (Ref. 9710).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Randall, John E. | Collaborators

Randall, J.E., 1998. Revision of the Indo-Pacific squirrelfishes (Beryciformes: Holocentridae: Holocentrinae) of the genus Sargocentron, with descriptions of four new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (27):105 p. (Ref. 27370)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01585 (0.00753 - 0.03337), b=2.98 (2.81 - 3.15), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .