Sargocentron rubrum

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beryciformes
Family: Holocentridae
Subfamily: Holocentrinae
Genus: Sargocentron
Species: S. rubrum
Binomial name
Sargocentron rubrum
(Forsskål, 1775)[1]

Sargocentron rubrum, also known as redcoat, is a member of the family Holocentridae of the order Beryciformes. Squirrelfish in general are large, active, nocturnal fish which are usually red in color.[2]

It is found in the Indian Ocean, from the Red Sea to the West Pacific, where it ranges from southern Japan to New Caledonia and New South Wales, Australia. Recently recorded also in Tonga. It invaded the eastern Mediterranean via the Suez Canal.[3]


  1. ^ Sargocentron rubrum - The Taxonomicon
  2. ^ Bailey, Mary & Sandford, Gena. The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Aquarium Fish & Fish Care p. 246.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Sargocentron rubrum" in FishBase. July 2006 version.

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