Indo-West Pacific: East Africa south to Mozambique (but not the Red Sea) and east to the Marshall, except the northern Marshalls (Ref. 37816) and Society islands. Recorded from the Mediterranean.
- 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 Fishes (27):105 p. (Ref. 27370) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=27370&speccode=4906