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

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Sargocentron bullisi Deepwater squirrelfish Western Atlantic 13 SL 1955
Sargocentron caudimaculatum Silverspot squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1838
Sargocentron cornutum Threespot squirrelfish Western Pacific 27 TL 1854
Sargocentron coruscum Reef squirrelfish Western Atlantic 15 TL 1860
Sargocentron diadema Crown squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 17 TL 1802
Sargocentron dorsomaculatum Spotfin squirrelfish Western Pacific 19.7 SL 1979
Sargocentron ensifer Yellow-striped squirrelfish Pacific Ocean 23 SL 1903
Sargocentron hastatum Red squirrelfish Eastern Atlantic 27.9 TL 1829
Sargocentron hormion Pacific Ocean 16.6 SL 1998
Sargocentron inaequalis Lattice squirrelfish Western Indian Ocean 11.3 SL 1985
Sargocentron iota Dwarf squirrelfish Indo-Pacific. 7.7 SL 1998
Sargocentron ittodai Samurai squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1902
Sargocentron lepros Spiny squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1983
Sargocentron macrosquamis Bigscale squirrelfish Western Indian Ocean 9 TL 1984
Sargocentron marisrubri Western Indian Ocean 18.3 SL 1989
Sargocentron megalops Eastern Central Pacific 7.9 SL 1998
Sargocentron melanospilos Blackblotch squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1858
Sargocentron microstoma Smallmouth squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1859
Sargocentron poco Saddle squirrelfish Western Central Atlantic 11 TL 1965
Sargocentron praslin Dark-striped squirrelfish Indo-West Pacific 32 TL 1802
Sargocentron punctatissimum Speckled squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 23 TL 1829
Sargocentron rubrum Redcoat Indo-West Pacific 32 TL 1775
Sargocentron seychellense Yellow-tipped squirrelfish Western Indian Ocean 27 TL 1963
Sargocentron shimizui Shimizu's squirrelfish Western Pacific 7.3 SL 1998
Sargocentron spiniferum Sabre squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 51 FL 1775
Sargocentron spinosissimum North Pacific squirrelfish Northwest Pacific 17.7 SL 1843
Sargocentron suborbitale Tinsel squirrelfish Eastern Pacific 25.4 TL 1863
Sargocentron tiere Blue lined squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 33 TL 1829
Sargocentron tiereoides Pink squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 19.5 TL 1853
Sargocentron vexillarium Dusky squirrelfish Western Atlantic 18 TL 1860
Sargocentron violaceum Violet squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1853
Sargocentron wilhelmi Wilhelm's squirrelfish Southeast Pacific 19.5 TL 1963
Sargocentron xantherythrum Hawaiian squirrelfish Eastern Central Pacific 17 TL 1903



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