Pink Squirrelfish, Sargocentron tiereoides (Bleeker 1853)

A Pink Squirrelfish, Sargocentron tiereoides, from Banaga Reef off southern end of Ambulong Island, off southern Mindoro, Philippines - USNM 378814. Source: Jeffrey T. Williams / Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

A deep pinkish squirrelfish with alternating silvery-pink and reddish stripes along body, a pink spinous dorsal fin with white spine tips and a deep red submarginal band, and a white leading edge on the pelvic and anal fins.

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Pink Squirrelfish, Sargocentron tiereoides (Bleeker 1853)

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Occurs elsewhere in the tropical Indo-west-central Pacific.


Dianne J. Bray

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CAAB Code:37261031


Depth:5-45 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:19.5 cm TL

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