Sabre Squirrelfish (species: Sargocentron spiniferum) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Sargocentron spiniferum
Sabre Squirrelfish

©Andy Lewis: Sabre Sqirrelfish at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Sargocentron spiniferum under a ledge at Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island. Note long cheek spine.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Beryciformes
Family Holocentridae
Genus Sargocentron
Species Sargocentron spiniferum



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 51 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



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Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene (1990). Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Other references

  • Burdon-Jones, C. and G.R.W. Denton (1981). Metals in marine organisms from the Great Barrier Reef Province. Part 1. Base line survey,Interim Progress Report, James Cook University, Townsville.. LIRS catalog number 69.
  • Caley, M.J. and D. Schluter (2003). Predators favour mimicry in a tropical reef fish, Proceedings of the Royal Society, London, B, 270: 667-672. LIRS catalog number 813.
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