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

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

Photo by Photo by Gardner, T.
 
Sargocentron bullisi
[Deepwater squirrelfish]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 27.9 cm TL
Sargocentron hastatum (Cuvier, 1829)

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron hormion
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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.3 cm SL
Sargocentron inaequalis Randall & Heemstra, 1985

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Khalaf, M.A.
 
Sargocentron marisrubri
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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL
Sargocentron megalops Randall, 1998

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron megalops
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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Sargocentron melanospilos (Bleeker, 1858)

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron microstoma
[Smallmouth squirrelfish]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Sargocentron poco (Woods, 1965)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Sargocentron poco
[Saddle squirrelfish]



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Can, A.
 
Sargocentron rubrum
[Redcoat]



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron seychellense
[Yellow-tipped squirrelfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL
Sargocentron shimizui Randall, 1998

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron shimizui
[Shimizu's squirrelfish]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron tiereoides
[Pink squirrelfish]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron xantherythrum
[Hawaiian squirrelfish]



33 species

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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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