Sargocentron suborbitalisis commonly referred to as Tinsel squirrelfish. Difficulty in the aquarium:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Profile lexID: 8676 AphiaID: 272219 Scientific: Sargocentron suborbitalis German: Soldatenfisch English: Tinsel Squirrelfish Category: Egernfisk Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Beryciformes (Order) > Holocentridae (Family) > Sargocentron (Genus) > suborbitalis (Species) Initial determination: (Gill, ), 1863 Sea depth: 1 - 25 Meter Size: 15 cm - 26 cm Temperature: 25°C - 28°C Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Very special thanks for the first photo of Sargocentron suborbitale to the famous Australien ichthyologist Dr. Gerry R. Allen.
Dr. Allen has taken his photo at Mexiko.
The Tinsel squirrelfish is endemic to the Eastern Pacific, and is found from the Gulf of California, Mexico to Ecuador, including the Revillagigedo, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo and Galapagos islands.
Sargocentron suborbitale is demersal species can be found hiding in small caves or in crevices and cracks of rocks during the day.
At night, they feed on small crustaceans.
In the Gulf of Chiriqui, Panamá, this species could be found over exposed shallow rocky reefs, zones of massive corals, and zones of madreporic branching corals.
Source: IUCN Red List.
Holocentrum suborbitale Gill, 1863
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Beryciformes (Order) > Holocentridae (Family) > Holocentrinae (Subfamily) > Sargocentron (Genus) > Sargocentron suborbitalis (Species)
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