Sargocentron hormion Randall, 1998
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Holocentridae (Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes), subfamily: Holocentrinae
Max. size:  16.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 42 m
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Cook Islands, Pitcairn, and French Polynesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal spines: 4-4; Anal soft rays: 8-10; Vertebrae: 27-27. Body striped red and silvery white, the red stripes about 3 times as broad as the white; spinous part of dorsal fin red except for white tips and a row of 6 white spots, one per membrane, near the base of the fin. Upper edge of suborbital bones below anterior half of orbit spineless and not serrate; small spine at medioposterior margin of nasal bone usually absent; nasal fossa without spinules; small preopercular spine, usually less than half orbit diameter; body depth 2.8-3.1 in SL; head length 2.7-3.05 in SL; longest dorsal spines, 1.9-2.2 in head length; third anal spine 1.2-1.45 in head length. Anal rays usually 9; pectoral usually 5 (Ref. 27370).
Biology:  Occurs on rocky bottom or coral reefs (Ref. 27370).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 March 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 27.10.98

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