Neocirrhites armatus

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Neocirrhites armatus
Flame Hawkfish Neocirrhites armatus.jpg
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cirrhitidae
Genus: Neocirrhites
Castelnau, 1873
Species: N. armatus
Binomial name
Neocirrhites armatus
Castelnau, 1873

Neocirrhites armatus, the flame hawkfish, is a species of hawkfish native to tropical reefs of the Pacific Ocean at depths of from 1 to 10 metres (3.3 to 32.8 ft). This fish reaches a length of 9 centimetres (3.5 in) TL. This species is also found in the aquarium trade. It is the only known member of its genus.[1]

It is bright red with black dorsal markings. Like most hawkfishes, the flame hawkfish lacks a swim bladder. It is a percher and a bottom-dweller, living on and about coral heads and stony reefs.


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