Spotted hawkfish

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Spotted hawkfish
Cirrhitichthys aprinus.JPG
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cirrhitidae
Genus: Cirrhitichthys
Species: C. aprinus
Binomial name
Cirrhitichthys aprinus
(G. Cuvier, 1829)
  • Cirrhites aprinus G. Cuvier, 1829

The spotted hawkfish, Cirrhitichthys aprinus is a species of hawkfish widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific region.[1] A common species, it is found in rocky and coral areas of subtidal coastal reefs.

It can reach a maximum length of 12.5 cm (4.9 in).[2] It is a food fish for indigenous peoples and can also be found in the aquarium trade.[3] It is red-pink and white in color, and has tassels on the tip of its dorsal fin.


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  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Cirrhitichthys aprinus" in FishBase. April 2013 version.

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