redcoat

Scientific name Sargocentron rubrum
Descriptor Forsskål
Year of description 1775
IUCN category LC
Family Holocentridae
Genus Sargocentron
Sargocentron rubrum Sargocentron rubrum

Introduction

Sargocentron rubrum, commonly known as redcoat, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    27 cm
  • Maximum size
    32 cm
  • Pattern
    horizontal stripes
  • Average size
    27 cm
  • Maximum size
    32 cm
  • Pattern
    horizontal stripes

How to recognize the redcoat ?

The redcoat measures between 27 and 32 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly rouge and blanc body. The also has blanc horizontal stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

The redcoat 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, the redcoat has little concern for non-territorial animals.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The redcoat is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Risks for humans

  • Venomous
    Yes

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

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    22 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 84 m

Biotope presentation

The redcoat is most often found at a depth between 1m and 84m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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