Sargocentron caudimaculatum

Whitetail Squirrelfish | Silverspot Squirrelfish | Tailspot Squirrelfish
Sargocentron caudimaculatumSargocentron caudimaculatum, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Sargocentron caudimaculatumSargocentron caudimaculatum, Indonesia
Sargocentron caudimaculatumSargocentron caudimaculatum, Bali, Indonesia
Sargocentron caudimaculatumSargocentron caudimaculatum, Naigani Is, Fiji, Photo: Andrew Green
Sargocentron caudimaculatumSargocentron caudimaculatum, Red Sea
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Sargocentron caudimaculatum
Sargocentron caudimaculatum
Sargocentron caudimaculatum
Sargocentron caudimaculatum
Sargocentron caudimaculatum


Tropical Indo-Pacific


White tail base and rear portion of body. Deeper bodied and lacks prominent stripes of S. diadema (crown squirrelfish). Under ledges and in caves, often mixed with Myripristis species (soldierfishes).


Max Size: 25 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 23.5-31.2°C

Depth: 1-40m

Habitat Generalization Index: 15.06

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Common (24.9% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Few (4 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland

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