Sargocentron tiere

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Sargocentron tiere
Sargocentron tiere, Iles Maria, Austral Islands, Pacific Ocean, Photo: Graham Edgar
Sargocentron tiere
Sargocentron tiere, Niue, Photo: Graham Edgar
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Sargocentron tiere
Sargocentron tiere


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Uniform reddish/pink colour, with 3 fine silver-blue dotted stripes on lower body. First dorsal fin with white tips. Reflective lower body stripes absent in S. tieroides (Pink Squirrelfish).


Max Size: 33 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 23.5-30.1°C

Depth: 1-183m

Habitat Generalization Index: 2.46

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: Infrequent (3.4% 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 (2 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