Sargocentron caudimaculatum

Scientific name Sargocentron caudimaculatum
Descriptor Rüppell
Year of description 1838
IUCN category LC
Family Holocentridae
Genus Sargocentron
Sargocentron caudimaculatum Sargocentron caudimaculatum


Sargocentron caudimaculatum is a salt water fish.

Who is it?


  • Average size
    18 cm
  • Maximum size
    25 cm
  • Average size
    18 cm
  • Maximum size
    25 cm

How to recognize Sargocentron caudimaculatum ?

Sargocentron caudimaculatum measures between 18 and 25 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly rouge and blanc body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
  • Way of living

Sargocentron caudimaculatum is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found near the rocks. This species is carnivorous . This fish lives mainly at night. Usually, it leaves its hiding place and starts to be active once it gets dark.

This species is territorial and does not appreciate the presence of intruders nearby, especially animals with similar behavior. However, Sargocentron caudimaculatum has little concern for non-territorial animals.


  • Migratory species

Sargocentron caudimaculatum is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Risks for humans

  • Venomous

This species is venomous and can cause serious injuries when touched.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    22 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    2 - 40 m

Biotope presentation

Sargocentron caudimaculatum is most often found at a depth between 2m and 40m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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