(Sargocentron rubrum)

General data

Scientific names: Redcoat
Habitat: Saltwater
Climates: Tropical, Subtropical

Redcoat is a member of the family Holocentridae of the order Beryciformes. Squirrelfish in general are large, active, nocturnal fish which are usually red in color.

It is found in the wide Indo-Pacific, from the Red Sea to the West Pacific, where it ranges from southern Japan to New Caledonia, New South Wales (Australia) and recently Tonga.

Observed since the mid-20th century in Levantine waters of the Mediterranean Sea, following entry via the Suez Canal, it is now very common through the entire eastern Basin.

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