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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Centrarchiformes
Family: Cirrhitidae Hawkfishes

Genus: Cirrhitichthys

(See list of species below)



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8 species
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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
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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]
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Cirrhitichthys randalli
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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



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