Oxycirrhites typus

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Longnose hawkfish
Longnose Hawkfish at Chole Bay - Zanzibar.jpeg
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cirrhitidae
Genus: Oxycirrhites
Bleeker, 1857
Species: O. typus
Binomial name
Oxycirrhites typus
Bleeker, 1857

The longnose hawkfish, Oxycirrhites typus, is a species of hawkfish found on tropical reefs of the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, where it can be found at depths around 10 to 100 m (33 to 328 ft). It prefers the steep outer slopes of the reefs amongst gorgonians and black corals. This species can reach 13 cm (5.1 in) in total length. It can also be found in the aquarium trade. It is currently the only known member in its genus.[1]

Longnose Hawkfish at the Shedd Aquarium


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Oxycirrhites typus" in FishBase. April 2013 version.