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Family: Cirrhitidae Hawkfishes



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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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