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Sargocentron iota  Randall, 1998

Dwarf 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);  iota: From the Greek alphabet's smaller letter, referring to anything small..   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 34 m (Ref. 27370).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27370)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 4; Anal soft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 27. Body red with a very narrow darker red stripe separating longitudinal scale rows; spinous part of dorsal fin red; mottled faintly with white, the outer part of each membrane deeper red; remaining fins with red rays and clear membranes. 4-5 oblique rows of scales on cheek. Body depth 2.3-2.6 in SL; head length 2.5-2.6 in SL. Rounded anterior end of nasal bone; moderately large and spineless nasal fossa; surface of nasal bone between fossa and edge of premaxillary groove with a prominent retrorse spine; median edge of nasal bone (margin of premaxillary groove) with a small recumbent retrorse spine; longest dorsal spine 2.05-2.75 in head length; third anal spine 1.5-1.6 in head length; broadly rounded caudal fin lobes (Ref. 27370). Strongly serrated scales (Ref. 37816).

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Indo-Pacific.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits steep outer reef slopes (Ref. 37816). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Secretive (Ref. 37816). Cryptic, never seen during day, remain close to reef shelter at night (Ref 90102).

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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. 90363)

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=0.01380 (0.00661 - 0.02881), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.