Red squirrelfish

Sargocentron tiere is a Squirrelfish from the Indo-Pacific.

The Red squirrelfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 1 - 183 m , usually 1 - 20 m environment.

Red squirrelfish; Squirrelfish; Spotfin squirrelfish; Reef squirrelfish; Dusky squirrelfish; Violet squirrelfish; Blackblotch squirrelfish; Speckled squirrelfish; Threespot squirrelfish; Deepwater squirrelfish; Samurai squirrelfish; Hawaiian squirrelfish; Crown squirrelfish; Longspine squirrelfish; Sabre squirrelfish; Smallmouth squirrelfish; Clearfin squirrelfish; Silverspot squirrelfish; Giant More

* Sargocentron hastatum, Red squirrelfish, (Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1829). More

The Red Squirrelfish is nocturnal. It spends daylight hours in caves or crevices, but emerges at night to hunt. More

First I saw a red squirrelfish and then a batfish and a colony of eel catfish that were being battered by the strong surge. Some were hiding in holes and others were out weathering the storm. The catfish had scratches and cuts on their bodies. More

Common names

'Ala'ihi in Hawaiian
Aosuji-ebisu in Japanese (日本語)
Baga-baga in Tagalog
Blue lined squirrelfish in English
Blue-lined squirrelfish in English
Bluelined squirrelfish in English
Bluestripe squirrelfish in English
Ganting in Visayan
Let in Austronesian (Other)
Let in Carolinian
Lion in English
Lion in French (français)
Lolong batu in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Malau in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Melij in Marshall
Melij in Marshallese (Kajin M̧ajeļ)
Neet in Austronesian (Other)
Neet in Carolinian
Pakan in Other
Red squirrelfish in English
Rooi soldaat in Afrikaans
Ruby squirrelfish in English
Sagsag in Austronesian (Other)
Sagsag in Carolinian
Soldat rouge in French (français)
Squirrelfish in English
Suga in Bikol
Suga-suga in Visayan
Sugo in Bikol
Tahitian squirrel fish in English
Tahitian squirrelfish in English
Talayan in Misima-Paneati
Te bureinawa in Gilbertese
Te bureinawa in Kiribati
Te kumane in Gilbertese
Te kumane in Kiribati
tekuru in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Tiere in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
赤鰃 in Mandarin Chinese
赤鰭棘鱗魚 in Mandarin Chinese
赤鳂 in Mandarin Chinese
赤鳍棘鳞鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
金鱗甲 in Mandarin Chinese
金鳞甲 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Beryciformes
Family : Holocentridae
Genus : Sargocentron
Species : Sargocentron tiere
Authority : Cuvier, 1829