Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Beryciformes  
 Family Holocentridae  
 Genus Sargocentron  
  Sargocentron ittodai  (Jordan & Fowler, 1902) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Holocentrus ittodaiHolocentrus microstomusSargocentron ittadai  details
Citation:
臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Fishbase(2008)
Randall, J.E, 1998. Revision of the Indo-Pacific squirrelfishes (Beryciformes: Holocentridae: Holocentrinae) of the genus Sargocentron, with descriptions of four new species.. Indo-Pacific Fishe
Character: Dorsal fin with XI spines and 13-14 soft rays; anal fin with IV spines and 8-10 soft rays. Body with red and white stripes following the scale rows, the red stripes slightly narrower than the white ones (red stripes usually broader for Taiwan and Japan specimens); lateral line scales for northern Philippines, Taiwan and Japan specimens 44-49; 5 oblique rows of scales on cheek; body depth 2.8-3.1 in SL; head length 2.8-3.1 in SL; short snout, 3.65-4.15 in head length; interorbital width 4.3-4.65 in head length; maxilla extending from below front of pupil to below center of eye, upper jaw length 2.6-2.9 in head length; premaxillary groove reaching about a vertical at anterior edge of orbit; rounded anterior end of nasal bone; edge of small nasal fossa without spine; median edge of nasal bone (premaxillary groove margin) without spinule; upper edge of suborbital bones below the eye weakly serrated and without lateral spine; short preopercular spine, about 1/3 orbit diameter, 5.5-8.2 in head diameter; 4th or 5th longest dorsal spines, 1.7-2.2 in head length; third anal spine long, 1.15-1.4 in head length. 
Habitat: Occurs in outer reef slopes. A nocturnal species that feeds mainly on benthic crabs and shrimps. Spine of preopercle venomous. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and Natal, South Africa. to the Marquesan Islands, north to southern Japan and the Ogasawara Islands, south to New South Wales, Australia. 
Utility: Edibles. Commercial food species. 
Name Code: 380932
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