Reef Squirrelfish
Sargocentron coruscum

f16 @ 1/60s, ASA 64, Ektachrome 64 slide film, Nikonos II w 28mm and Nikon close-up lens, Oceanic flash and Ikelite slave flash for fill


"Sargocentron," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.Sargocentron is a genus of squirrelfish found in tropical parts of the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, with the greatest species diversity near reefs in the Indo-Pacific. Being largely or entirely nocturnal, they have relatively large eyes. Red and silvery colours dominate. The preopercle spines (near the gill-opening) are venomous, and can give painful wounds. Most have a maximum length of 15-25 cm (6-10 in), but S. iota barely reaches 8 cm (3 in), and S. spiniferum can reach approximately 50 cm (20 in).
Salt River Canyon, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
 
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