Sabre Squirrelfish, Sargocentron spiniferum (Forsskål 1775)

Other Names: Giant Squirrelfish, Spiny Squirrelfish, Spiny Squirrel-fish

A Sabre Squirrelfish, Sargocentron spiniferum, at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Source: Andy A. Lewis / Lizard Island Research Station. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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Sabre Squirrelfish, Sargocentron spiniferum (Forsskål 1775)


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CAAB Code:37261029

Max Size:45 cm TL

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