- Chave, E.H. and B.C. Mundy 1994 Deep-sea benthic fish of the Hawaiian Archipelago, Cross Seamount, and Johnston Atoll. Pac. Sci. 48:367-409. (Ref. 7460)
- Lieske, E. and R. Myers 1994 Collins Pocket Guide. Coral reef fishes. Indo-Pacific & Caribbean including the Red Sea. Haper Collins Publishers, 400 p. (Ref. 9710)
- Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
From 1 to 217 meters.
- Mundy, B.C. 2005 Checklist of the fishes of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Bishop Museum Bulletins in Zoology. Bishop Mus. Bull. Zool. (6):1-704. (Ref. 58302)
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.
Depth range (m): 64 - 64
Temperature range (°C): 23.741 - 23.741
Nitrate (umol/L): 0.019 - 0.019
Salinity (PPS): 35.173 - 35.173
Oxygen (ml/l): 4.838 - 4.838
Phosphate (umol/l): 0.135 - 0.135
Silicate (umol/l): 1.423 - 1.423
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Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Sargocentron xantherythrum
Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Sargocentron xantherythrum
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems
Sargocentron xantherythrum commonly known as Hawaiian squirrelfish or Striped Squirrelfish is a member of the Squirrelfish family that is endemic to the Hawaiian islands. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a length of 17 centimeters (6.7 in). 
This fish has a red coloration with white stripes running along the body. It has sharp gill spines and rough scales that can cause the fish to be snagged in netting materials. 
This is a nocturnal species that is much more active at night. It inhabits seaward reefs below the surge zone, and is common near caves and ledges. It feeds mainly on worms, crustaceans and starfish.  
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Sargocentron xantherythrum" in FishBase. April 2006 version.
- Hoover, John P. (2008). The Ultimate Guide to Hawaiian Reef Fishes, Sea Turtles, Dolphins, Whales, and Seals. Mutual Publishing. p. 281. ISBN 978-1-56647-887-8.
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