Speckled Squirrelfish (species: Sargocentron punctatissimum) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Sargocentron punctatissimum
Speckled Squirrelfish

©Tyson Jones: Sargocentron punctatissimum on reef in front of Lizard Island Research Station at night. This photo appears to be the first record of the species at Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Beryciformes
Family Holocentridae
Genus Sargocentron
Species Sargocentron punctatissimum

Distinguishing features

Pink above with indistinct stripes granding to silver belly. Distinctive, sharply sloping head profile.


  • Up to 20 cm (length according to Allen et al, 2003)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.