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Family: Holocentridae Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes



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Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Corniger spinosus Agassiz, 1831

Photo by JAMARC
 
Corniger spinosus
[Spinycheek soldierfish]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Holocentrus adscensionis (Osbeck, 1765)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Holocentrus adscensionis
[Squirrelfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Holocentrus rufus (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Holocentrus rufus
[Longspine squirrelfish]

Photo by Steene, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Myripristis adusta Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Steene, R.
 
Myripristis adusta
[Shadowfin soldierfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 26.5 cm SL
Myripristis amaena (Castelnau, 1873)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis amaena
[Brick soldierfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 12.1 cm SL

 
Myripristis astakhovi
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Myripristis aulacodes Randall & Greenfield, 1996

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis aulacodes
[Furrowed soldierfish]

Photo by Asman, P.

Indo-Pacific and Eastern
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Myripristis berndti Jordan & Evermann, 1903

Photo by Asman, P.
 
Myripristis berndti
[Blotcheye soldierfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Myripristis botche Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis botche
[Blacktip soldierfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Myripristis chryseres Jordan & Evermann, 1903

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis chryseres
[Yellowfin soldierfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18.3 cm TL
Myripristis clarionensis Gilbert, 1897

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Myripristis clarionensis
[Yellow soldierfish]

Photo by Rocha, L.A.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Myripristis earlei Randall, Allen & Robertson, 2003

Photo by Rocha, L.A.
 
Myripristis earlei
[Earle's soldierfish]

Photo by National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15.5 cm SL
Myripristis formosa Randall & Greenfield, 1996

Photo by National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Taiwan
 
Myripristis formosa
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 21.4 cm TL
Myripristis gildi Greenfield, 1965

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Myripristis gildi
[Clipperton cardinal soldierfish]

Photo by Fisheries Research Institute, Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15.9 cm SL
Myripristis greenfieldi Randall & Yamakawa, 1996

Photo by Fisheries Research Institute, Taiwan
 
Myripristis greenfieldi
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Myripristis hexagona (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis hexagona
[Doubletooth soldierfish]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Myripristis jacobus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Myripristis jacobus
[Blackbar soldierfish]

Photo by Shiina, M.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15.4 cm SL
Myripristis kochiensis Randall & Yamakawa, 1996

Photo by Shiina, M.
 
Myripristis kochiensis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Myripristis kuntee Valenciennes, 1831

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis kuntee
[Shoulderbar soldierfish]

Photo by Munson, L.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Myripristis leiognathus Valenciennes, 1846

Photo by Munson, L.
 
Myripristis leiognathus
[Panamic soldierfish]

Photo by Moldzio, S.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Myripristis murdjan (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Moldzio, S.
 
Myripristis murdjan
[Pinecone soldierfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Myripristis pralinia Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis pralinia
[Scarlet soldierfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 19.5 cm SL
Myripristis randalli Greenfield, 1974

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis randalli
[]

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Myripristis robusta Randall & Greenfield, 1996

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Myripristis robusta
[Robust soldierfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Myripristis seychellensis Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis seychellensis
[Seychelles soldier]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 26.5 cm NG
Myripristis tiki Greenfield, 1974

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis tiki
[Tiki soldierfish]

Photo by Tonozuka, T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Myripristis trachyacron Bleeker, 1863

Photo by Tonozuka, T.
 
Myripristis trachyacron
[East indian soldierfish]

Photo by Greenfield, J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Myripristis violacea Bleeker, 1851

Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Myripristis violacea
[Lattice soldierfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Myripristis vittata Valenciennes, 1831

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Myripristis vittata
[Whitetip soldierfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 26.5 cm TL
Myripristis woodsi Greenfield, 1974

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis woodsi
[Whitespot soldierfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Myripristis xanthacra Randall & Guézé, 1981

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myripristis xanthacra
[Yellowtip soldierfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Neoniphon argenteus (Valenciennes, 1831)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Neoniphon argenteus
[Clearfin squirrelfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Neoniphon aurolineatus (Liénard, 1839)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Neoniphon aurolineatus
[Yellowstriped squirrelfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Neoniphon marianus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Neoniphon marianus
[Longjaw squirrelfish]

Photo by Messersmith, J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Neoniphon opercularis (Valenciennes, 1831)

Photo by Messersmith, J.
 
Neoniphon opercularis
[Blackfin squirrelfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Neoniphon sammara (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Neoniphon sammara
[Sammara squirrelfish]

Photo by Govinda Rao, V.. & N. Muddula Krishna

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 11.2 cm SL
Ostichthys acanthorhinus Randall, Shimizu & Yamakawa, 1982

Photo by Govinda Rao, V.. & N. Muddula Krishna
 
Ostichthys acanthorhinus
[Spinesnout soldierfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Ostichthys archiepiscopus (Valenciennes, 1862)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostichthys archiepiscopus
[Straighthead soldierfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 15.6 cm SL
Ostichthys brachygnathus Randall & Myers, 1993

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostichthys brachygnathus
[Shortjaw soldierfish]

Photo by Psomadakis, P.N.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16.4 cm SL
Ostichthys convexus Greenfield, Randall & Psomadakis, 2017

Photo by Psomadakis, P.N.
 
Ostichthys convexus
[Roundhead soldierfish]

Photo by Psomadakis, P.N.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL
Ostichthys daniela Greenfield, Randall & Psomadakis, 2017

Photo by Psomadakis, P.N.
 
Ostichthys daniela
[Daniela's soldierfish]

Photo by SFSA

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Ostichthys delta Randall, Shimizu & Yamakawa, 1982

Photo by SFSA
 
Ostichthys delta
[Redcoat soldierfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Ostichthys hypsipterygion Randall, Shimizu & Yamakawa, 1982

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostichthys hypsipterygion
[Highfin soldierfish]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Ostichthys japonicus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Ostichthys japonicus
[Japanese soldierfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Ostichthys kaianus (Günther, 1880)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostichthys kaianus
[Deepwater soldierfish]

Photo by Wrobel, L.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 21.1 cm SL
Ostichthys ovaloculus Randall & Wrobel, 1988

Photo by Wrobel, L.
 
Ostichthys ovaloculus
[Ovaleye soldierfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 19.2 cm SL
Ostichthys sandix Randall, Shimizu & Yamakawa, 1982

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostichthys sandix
[Vermilion soldierfish]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 11.9 cm SL
Ostichthys sheni Chen, Shao & Mok, 1990

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Ostichthys sheni
[Shen’s soldierfish]

Photo by Darum, D.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15.1 cm SL
Ostichthys sufensis Golani, 1984

Photo by Darum, D.
 
Ostichthys sufensis
[Red Sea soldierfish]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Ostichthys trachypoma (Günther, 1859)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Ostichthys trachypoma
[Bigeye soldierfish]

Photo by Steene, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Plectrypops lima (Valenciennes, 1831)

Photo by Steene, R.
 
Plectrypops lima
[Shy soldier]

Photo by Bryan, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Plectrypops retrospinis (Guichenot, 1853)

Photo by Bryan, D.
 
Plectrypops retrospinis
[Cardinal soldierfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Pristilepis oligolepis (Whitley, 1941)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pristilepis oligolepis
[Spinyface soldier]

Photo by Gardner, T.

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

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

Photo by Field, R.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Freitas, R.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron hormion
[]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.3 cm SL
Sargocentron inaequalis Randall & Heemstra, 1985

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Khalaf, M.A.

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

Photo by Khalaf, M.A.
 
Sargocentron marisrubri
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL
Sargocentron megalops Randall, 1998

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron megalops
[]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Sargocentron melanospilos (Bleeker, 1858)

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Sargocentron poco
[Saddle squirrelfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Can, A.

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

Photo by Can, A.
 
Sargocentron rubrum
[Redcoat]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Shao, K.T.

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

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

Photo by Allen, G.R.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Corniger spinosus Spinycheek soldierfish Western Atlantic 20 TL 1831
Holocentrus adscensionis Squirrelfish Western Atlantic 61 TL 1765
Holocentrus rufus Longspine squirrelfish Western Atlantic 35 TL 1792
Myripristis adusta Shadowfin soldierfish Indo-Pacific 35 TL 1853
Myripristis amaena Brick soldierfish Pacific Ocean 26.5 SL 1873
Myripristis astakhovi Western Pacific 12.1 SL 1997
Myripristis aulacodes Furrowed soldierfish Western Central Pacific 20 TL 1996
Myripristis berndti Blotcheye soldierfish Indo-Pacific and Eastern 30 TL 1903
Myripristis botche Blacktip soldierfish Indo-West Pacific. 30 SL 1829
Myripristis chryseres Yellowfin soldierfish Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1903
Myripristis clarionensis Yellow soldierfish Eastern Pacific 18.3 TL 1897
Myripristis earlei Earle's soldierfish Eastern Central Pacific 24 SL 2003
Myripristis formosa Northwest Pacific 15.5 SL 1996
Myripristis gildi Clipperton cardinal soldierfish Eastern Pacific 21.4 TL 1965
Myripristis greenfieldi Northwest Pacific 15.9 SL 1996
Myripristis hexagona Doubletooth soldierfish Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1802
Myripristis jacobus Blackbar soldierfish Western Atlantic 25 TL 1829
Myripristis kochiensis Northwest Pacific 15.4 SL 1996
Myripristis kuntee Shoulderbar soldierfish Indo-Pacific 26 TL 1831
Myripristis leiognathus Panamic soldierfish Eastern Pacific 18 TL 1846
Myripristis murdjan Pinecone soldierfish Indo-Pacific 60 TL 1775
Myripristis pralinia Scarlet soldierfish Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1829
Myripristis randalli Eastern Central Pacific 19.5 SL 1974
Myripristis robusta Robust soldierfish Western Central Pacific 22 TL 1996
Myripristis seychellensis Seychelles soldier Western Indian Ocean 23 TL 1829
Myripristis tiki Tiki soldierfish Pacific Ocean 26.5 NG 1974
Myripristis trachyacron East indian soldierfish Western Pacific 20 TL 1863
Myripristis violacea Lattice soldierfish Indo-Pacific 35 TL 1851
Myripristis vittata Whitetip soldierfish Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1831
Myripristis woodsi Whitespot soldierfish Pacific Ocean 26.5 TL 1974
Myripristis xanthacra Yellowtip soldierfish Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1981
Neoniphon argenteus Clearfin squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 24 TL 1831
Neoniphon aurolineatus Yellowstriped squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1839
Neoniphon marianus Longjaw squirrelfish Western Atlantic 18 TL 1829
Neoniphon opercularis Blackfin squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 35 TL 1831
Neoniphon sammara Sammara squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 32 TL 1775
Ostichthys acanthorhinus Spinesnout soldierfish Indo-West Pacific 11.2 SL 1982
Ostichthys archiepiscopus Straighthead soldierfish Western Indian Ocean 32 TL 1862
Ostichthys brachygnathus Shortjaw soldierfish Western Central Pacific 15.6 SL 1993
Ostichthys convexus Roundhead soldierfish Eastern Indian Ocean 16.4 SL 2017
Ostichthys daniela Daniela's soldierfish Eastern Indian Ocean 10.5 SL 2017
Ostichthys delta Redcoat soldierfish Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1982
Ostichthys hypsipterygion Highfin soldierfish Western Pacific 17 SL 1982
Ostichthys japonicus Japanese soldierfish Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1829
Ostichthys kaianus Deepwater soldierfish Indo-Pacific 36 TL 1880
Ostichthys ovaloculus Ovaleye soldierfish Eastern Central Pacific 21.1 SL 1988
Ostichthys sandix Vermilion soldierfish Eastern Central Pacific 19.2 SL 1982
Ostichthys sheni Shen’s soldierfish Northwest Pacific 11.9 SL 1990
Ostichthys sufensis Red Sea soldierfish Western Indian Ocean 15.1 SL 1984
Ostichthys trachypoma Bigeye soldierfish Western Atlantic 20 TL 1859
Plectrypops lima Shy soldier Indo-Pacific 16 TL 1831
Plectrypops retrospinis Cardinal soldierfish Western Atlantic 15 TL 1853
Pristilepis oligolepis Spinyface soldier Indian Ocean 30 TL 1941
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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