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Sargocentron dorsomaculatum (Shimizu and Yamakawa, 1979)
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Genus + Species (e.g. Gadus morhua)

Sargocentron dorsomaculatum (Shimizu & Yamakawa , 1979)

Spotfin squirrelfish Upload your photos  and  videos
Pictures | Google image Image of Sargocentron dorsomaculatum (Spotfin squirrelfish) Sargocentron dorsomaculatum
Picture by Randall, J.E.

Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes ( gen. , sp. ) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

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

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 9 m (Ref. 27370 ).   Subtropical; 30°N - 5°N

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands; Pohnpei and Kosrae, Caroline Islands; Palau.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27370 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13; Anal spines : 4; Anal soft rays : 9. Light orange-red body, with a narrow darker red stripe running between longitudinal scale rows; spinous dorsal fin red, spine tips and adjacent membranes white, a blackish blotch on first and second membranes and whitish blotch in the middle of each membrane and adjacent to preceding spine. Four oblique rows of scales on cheek. Body depth 2.6-2.75 in SL; head length 2.5-2.65 in SL; snout length 4.6-4.9 in head length; interorbital width 5.15-5.35 in head length. Mouth slightly inferior. Maxilla nearly reaching or just to a vertical at rear edge of the pupil, upper jaw length 2.4-2.55 in head length; premaxillary groove extending to or slightly posterior to a vertical at anterior edge of orbit; anterior end of nasal bone terminating in 2 diverging spines or a single spine that projects laterally; surface and posterior edge of nasal bone without spinules; small nasal fossa, posterior edge with 1 or 2 large spinules, the anterior edge with 0 to 1; upper edge of suborbital bones with serrated ridge, preceded by a posterolaterally projecting short spine; preopercular spine, 2/3 times in orbit diameter, 3.6-4.3 in head length; longest 4th dorsal spines, 2.2-2.9 in head length; third anal spine 1.45-1.65 in head length (Ref. 27370 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A secretive species during the day (Ref. 1602 ).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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. 119314 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 04 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans


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