Sargocentron caudimaculatum

Sargocentron caudimaculatum, the silverspot squirrelfish, is a reef-associated member of the family Holocentridae. It is native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans from East Africa to Japan and northern Australia and as far east as the Marshall Islands. It lives near reefs, but can also be found in lagoons and drop-offs at depths between 2 and 40 metres (6.6 and 131.2 ft). It is a nocturnal predator, feeding primarily on crabs and shrimps. It can reach sizes of up to 25.0 centimetres (9.8 in) TL.[2] Although it is caught commercially and can be found in the aquarium trade, there are no known major threats to this species.[1]

Silverspot squirrelfish
Holocentrum andamanense Ford 41.jpg
Scientific classification
S. caudimaculatum
Binomial name
Sargocentron caudimaculatum
(Rüppell, 1838)

Holocentrus caudimaculatus Rüppell, 1838
Adioryx caudimaculatus (Rüppell, 1838)
Sargocentron caudimaculatus (Rüppell, 1838)
Sargocentron caudomaculatum (Rüppell, 1838)
Sargocentron caudomaculatus (Rüppell, 1838)
Holocentrum leonoides Bleeker, 1849
Holocentrum andamanense Day, 1871
Adioryx andamanensis (Day, 1871)
Holocentrus andamanensis (Day, 1871)
Holocentrus rubellio Seale, 1906


  1. ^ a b Williams, I. & Greenfield, D. (2016). "Sargocentron caudimaculatum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T67900607A115441539. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T67900607A67906277.en. Retrieved 23 December 2017.{{cite iucn}}: error: |doi= / |page= mismatch (help)
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2016). "Sargocentron caudimaculatum" in FishBase. December 2016 version.

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