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Family: Cirrhitidae Hawkfishes



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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Amblycirrhitus bimacula (Jenkins, 1903)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Amblycirrhitus bimacula
[Twospot hawkfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Amblycirrhitus earnshawi Lubbock, 1978

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Amblycirrhitus earnshawi
[White hawkfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.2 cm TL

 
Amblycirrhitus oxyrhynchos
[Sharpsnout hawkfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Amblycirrhitus pinos (Mowbray, 1927)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Amblycirrhitus pinos
[Redspotted hawkfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Amblycirrhitus unimacula (Kamohara, 1957)

Photo by Photo by Wass, R.C.
 
Amblycirrhitus unimacula
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.5 cm TL
Cirrhitichthys aprinus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirrhitichthys aprinus
[Spotted hawkfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Cirrhitichthys aureus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842)

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Cirrhitichthys aureus
[Yellow hawkfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Cirrhitichthys bleekeri Day, 1874

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirrhitichthys bleekeri
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Cirrhitichthys calliurus Regan, 1905

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Cirrhitichthys calliurus
[Spottedtail hawkfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Cirrhitichthys falco Randall, 1963

Photo by Photo by van der Werff, M.
 
Cirrhitichthys falco
[Dwarf hawkfish]



Indo-West Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Cirrhitichthys guichenoti (Sauvage, 1880)

Photo by Photo by Terver, D.
 
Cirrhitichthys guichenoti
[Cave hawkfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus (Bleeker, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus
[Coral hawkfish]
No picture found


 
Cirrhitichthys randalli
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12.7 cm TL
Cirrhitops fasciatus (Bennett, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirrhitops fasciatus
[Redbarred hawkfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Cirrhitops hubbardi (Schultz, 1943)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirrhitops hubbardi
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Cirrhitops mascarenensis Randall & Schultz, 2008

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirrhitops mascarenensis
[]
No picture found


 
Cirrhitus albopunctatus
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Cirrhitus atlanticus Osório, 1893

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Cirrhitus atlanticus
[West African hawkfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Cirrhitus pinnulatus (Forster, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirrhitus pinnulatus
[Stocky hawkfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Cirrhitus rivulatus Valenciennes, 1846

Photo by Photo by Wepner, T.
 
Cirrhitus rivulatus
[Giant hawkfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Cristacirrhitus punctatus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by King, D.R.
 
Cristacirrhitus punctatus
[Blackspotted hawkfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Cyprinocirrhites polyactis (Bleeker, 1874)

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Cyprinocirrhites polyactis
[Swallowtail hawkfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL
Isocirrhitus sexfasciatus (Schultz, 1960)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Isocirrhitus sexfasciatus
[Sixband hawkfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm NG
Itycirrhitus wilhelmi (Lavenberg & Yañez A., 1972)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Itycirrhitus wilhelmi
[Wilhelm's hawkfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Neocirrhites armatus Castelnau, 1873

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Neocirrhites armatus
[Flame hawkfish]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Notocirrhitus splendens (Ogilby, 1889)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Notocirrhitus splendens
[Splendid hawkfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Oxycirrhites typus Bleeker, 1857

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Oxycirrhites typus
[Longnose hawkfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Paracirrhites arcatus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Paracirrhites arcatus
[Arc-eye hawkfish]
No picture found


 
Paracirrhites bicolor
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Paracirrhites forsteri (Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Paracirrhites forsteri
[Blackside hawkfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Paracirrhites hemistictus (Günther, 1874)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Paracirrhites hemistictus
[Whitespot hawkfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Paracirrhites nisus Randall, 1963

Photo by Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Paracirrhites nisus
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Paracirrhites xanthus Randall, 1963

Photo by Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Paracirrhites xanthus
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Amblycirrhitus bimacula Twospot hawkfish Indo-Pacific 8.5 SL 1903
Amblycirrhitus earnshawi White hawkfish Eastern Atlantic 6.7 SL 1978
Amblycirrhitus oxyrhynchos Sharpsnout hawkfish Western Central Pacific. 5.2 TL 1858
Amblycirrhitus pinos Redspotted hawkfish Western Atlantic 9.5 SL 1927
Amblycirrhitus unimacula Pacific Ocean 8.5 TL 1957
Cirrhitichthys aprinus Spotted hawkfish Western Indian Ocean 12.5 TL 1829
Cirrhitichthys aureus Yellow hawkfish Indo-West Pacific 14 TL 1842
Cirrhitichthys bleekeri Eastern Indian Ocean 8.2 SL 1874
Cirrhitichthys calliurus Spottedtail hawkfish Western Indian Ocean 12 TL 1905
Cirrhitichthys falco Dwarf hawkfish Indo-Pacific 7 TL 1963
Cirrhitichthys guichenoti Cave hawkfish Indo-West Pacific Ocean 12 TL 1880
Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus Coral hawkfish Indo-Pacific 10 TL 1855
Cirrhitichthys randalli Western Indian Ocean 1976
Cirrhitops fasciatus Redbarred hawkfish Indo-Pacific 12.7 TL 1828
Cirrhitops hubbardi Western Pacific 25 TL 1943
Cirrhitops mascarenensis Western Indian Ocean 7.5 SL 2008
Cirrhitus albopunctatus Pacific Ocean 1950
Cirrhitus atlanticus West African hawkfish Eastern Atlantic 16 SL 1893
Cirrhitus pinnulatus Stocky hawkfish Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1801
Cirrhitus rivulatus Giant hawkfish Eastern Central Pacific 60 TL 1846
Cristacirrhitus punctatus Blackspotted hawkfish Western Indian Ocean 17 TL 1829
Cyprinocirrhites polyactis Swallowtail hawkfish Indo-West Pacific 15 TL 1874
Isocirrhitus sexfasciatus Sixband hawkfish Pacific Ocean 7.8 SL 1960
Itycirrhitus wilhelmi Wilhelm's hawkfish Eastern Pacific 12 NG 1972
Neocirrhites armatus Flame hawkfish Pacific Ocean 9 TL 1873
Notocirrhitus splendens Splendid hawkfish Southwest Pacific 20 TL 1889
Oxycirrhites typus Longnose hawkfish Indo-Pacific 13 TL 1857
Paracirrhites arcatus Arc-eye hawkfish Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1829
Paracirrhites bicolor Pacific Ocean. 1963
Paracirrhites forsteri Blackside hawkfish Indo-Pacific 22 TL 1801
Paracirrhites hemistictus Whitespot hawkfish Eastern Indian Ocean 29 TL 1874
Paracirrhites nisus Western Central Pacific 8.1 SL 1963
Paracirrhites xanthus Eastern Central Pacific 12 TL 1963



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