Crown Squirrelfish (species: Sargocentron diadema) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Sargocentron diadema
Crown Squirrelfish

©Graham Edgar: Sargocentron diadema at Cod Hole near Lizard Island. The distinctive spiny dorsal fin (dark with white spine tips) cannot be seen in this photo.

©Anne Hoggett: Sargocentron diadema about 12 cm long at night, Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Beryciformes
Family Holocentridae
Genus Sargocentron
Species Sargocentron diadema



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 17 cm (length according to Allen et al, 2003.)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

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

  • Stewart, B.D. (1998). Interactions between piscivorous coral reef fishes and their prey, Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University, Australia. LIRS catalog number 593.