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Sargocentron macrosquamis  Golani, 1984

Bigscale squirrelfish
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Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Beryciformes (Sawbellies) > Holocentridae (Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes) > Holocentrinae
Etymology: Sargocentron: Greek, sargos = sargus + Greek, kentron = sting (Ref. 45335);  macrosquamis: Named for the large scales of the opercle (Ref. 27370).

Medioambiente / Clima / Gama Ecología

; marino asociado a arrecife; rango de profundidad 4 - 22 m (Ref. 27370).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea to Mozambique and the oceanic islands.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - 4.7 cm
Max length : 9.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 4201)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 11; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 13-14; Espinas anales 4; Radios blandos anales: 9 - 10. Body red with silvery reflections on many scales, shading to silvery white on lower part of the head, thorax, and anterior abdomen, scale edge light red; 5-6 oblique scale rows on cheek; body depth 2.3-2.7 in SL; head length (HL) 2.45-2.65 in SL; snout length 3.6-4.0 in HL; interorbital width 5.0-5.4 in HL; mouth terminal to slightly inferior; maxilla extending to a vertical at front edge of pupil or slightly before or beyond to it; upper jaw length 2.85-3.2 in HL; anterior end of nasal bone rounded; moderately large, spineless nasal fossa; upper surface of nasal bone between nasal fossa and edge of premaxillary groove with a retrorse spine; median edge of nasal bone with a retrorse spine and sometimes another anterior to it; preopercular spine 1.6-2.2 in orbit diameter, 4.75-6.4 in HL; spinules on posterior margin of preopercle 31 (on a 4.6 cm SL specimen) to 33-46 (6.25-6.85 cm); 3rd-5th dorsal spines subequal, the longest, 1.85-2.25 in HL; 3rd anal spine 1.45-1.75 in HL; broadly rounded caudal fin lobes (Ref. 27370)

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 30573.

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador : Randall, John E. | Colaboradores

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. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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