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Family: Holocentridae Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes
Subfamily: Holocentrinae

Country: Seychelles | See tabular list

(See list of species below)



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17 species in in Seychelles
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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Neoniphon argenteus (Valenciennes, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Neoniphon argenteus
[Clearfin squirrelfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Neoniphon aurolineatus (Liénard, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Neoniphon aurolineatus
[Yellowstriped squirrelfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Neoniphon opercularis (Valenciennes, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Messersmith, J.
 
Neoniphon opercularis
[Blackfin squirrelfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Neoniphon sammara (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Neoniphon sammara
[Sammara squirrelfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Sargocentron caudimaculatum (Rüppell, 1838)

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Sargocentron caudimaculatum
[Silverspot squirrelfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Sargocentron diadema (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron diadema
[Crown squirrelfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.3 cm SL
Sargocentron inaequalis Randall & Heemstra, 1985

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Sargocentron inaequalis
[Lattice squirrelfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Sargocentron ittodai (Jordan & Fowler, 1902)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron ittodai
[Samurai squirrelfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Sargocentron macrosquamis Golani, 1984

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron macrosquamis
[Bigscale squirrelfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Sargocentron melanospilos (Bleeker, 1858)

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Sargocentron melanospilos
[Blackblotch squirrelfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Sargocentron microstoma (Günther, 1859)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron microstoma
[Smallmouth squirrelfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Sargocentron praslin (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron praslin
[Dark-striped squirrelfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Sargocentron punctatissimum (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron punctatissimum
[Speckled squirrelfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Sargocentron seychellense (Smith & Smith, 1963)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron seychellense
[Yellow-tipped squirrelfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm FL
Sargocentron spiniferum (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron spiniferum
[Sabre squirrelfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Sargocentron tiere (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sargocentron tiere
[Blue lined squirrelfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Sargocentron violaceum (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Sargocentron violaceum
[Violet squirrelfish]



17 species in in Seychelles

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Neoniphon argenteus Clearfin squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 24 TL 1831
Neoniphon aurolineatus Yellowstriped squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1839
Neoniphon opercularis Blackfin squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 35 TL 1831
Neoniphon sammara Sammara squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 32 TL 1775
Sargocentron caudimaculatum Silverspot squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1838
Sargocentron diadema Crown squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 17 TL 1802
Sargocentron inaequalis Lattice squirrelfish Western Indian Ocean 11.3 SL 1985
Sargocentron ittodai Samurai squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1902
Sargocentron macrosquamis Bigscale squirrelfish Western Indian Ocean 9 TL 1984
Sargocentron melanospilos Blackblotch squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1858
Sargocentron microstoma Smallmouth squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1859
Sargocentron praslin Dark-striped squirrelfish Indo-West Pacific 32 TL 1802
Sargocentron punctatissimum Speckled squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 23 TL 1829
Sargocentron seychellense Yellow-tipped squirrelfish Western Indian Ocean 27 TL 1963
Sargocentron spiniferum Sabre squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 51 FL 1775
Sargocentron tiere Blue lined squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 33 TL 1829
Sargocentron violaceum Violet squirrelfish Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1853



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