Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cirrhitidae
Etymology: Cirrhitops: Latin, cirrus = curl fringe + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 1 - 52 m (Ref. 58302). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3921)
Indo-Pacific: Madagascar, Réunion (Ref. 9710), Mauritius, Japan, and Hawaii.
Occurs on seaward reefs, in areas of moderate to rich coral growth. Typically at the bases of coral heads on hard bottoms (Ref. 9710). Benthic (Ref. 58302). Feeds about equally on small fishes, shrimps and crabs; to a lesser extent, on sipunculids and zooplankton (larval shrimps, copepods, amphipods and larval gastropods) (Ref. 3921).
Randall, J.E., 1985. Guide to Hawaiian reef fishes. Harrowood Books, Newtown Square, PA 19073, USA. 74 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.6 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .