Thursday, 10 December 2015

Red Soldierfish - Sargocentron rubrum (Forsskål, 1775) Ρώσος - Cyprus

Lessepsian migrant to Mediterranean
Sargocentron rubrum, also known as 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 Indian Ocean, from the Red Sea to the West Pacific, where it ranges from southern Japan to New Caledonia and New South Wales, Australia. Recently recorded also in Tonga. It invaded the eastern Mediterranean via the Suez Canal. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Underwater photo Liopetri  by Costas Constantinou

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