Bluestripe Squirrelfish, Red Squirrelfish, Ruby Squirrelfish, Tahitian Squirrelfish
Sargocentron tiere, Iles Maria, Austral Islands, Pacific Ocean, Photo: Graham Edgar
Sargocentron tiere, Niue, Photo: Graham Edgar
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
Habitat: Coral Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 2.5
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
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (3% 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 (3 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