Thursday, 10 December 2015
Red Soldierfish - Sargocentron rubrum (Forsskål, 1775) Ρώσος - Cyprus
Lessepsian migrant to MediterraneanSargocentron 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