Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cirrhitidae
Etymology: Cyprinocirrhites: Latin, cyprinus = carp + Latin, cirrus = curl, fringe (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 10 - 132 m (Ref. 9710). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)
Indo-West Pacific: East Africa south to the southeast coast of South Africa (Ref. 5469) and east to Tonga (Ref. 53797), north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia, southeastern Australia and northern New Zealand.
Found on steep slopes and around small coral heads exposed to currents (Ref. 9710). Hovers several meters above the bottom and feeds mainly on pelagic crustaceans, copepods, and other animals of the plankton. Also found around sponges (Ref 90102).
Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01820 (0.00725 - 0.04570), b=3.02 (2.80 - 3.24), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.31 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .