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Cirrhitichthys aprinus (Cuvier, 1829)
BLOTCHED HAWKFISH
Red Barred Hawkfish; Threadfin Hawkfish; Cirrhites graphidopterus Bleeker, 1853; Cirrhites aprinus Cuvier, 1829; Spotted Hawkfish

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Species Cirrhitichthys aprinus (Cuvier, 1829)

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Species Cirrhitichthys aprinus (Cuvier, 1829)

Blotched Hawkfish , Red Barred Hawkfish, Threadfin Hawkfish

 

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Distribution

States

New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia


Extra Distribution Information

Houtman Abrolhos (28°30'S) to north of Port Hedland (19°03'S), WA and Lizard Island, QLD (14°40'S) to Port Hacking, NSW (34°04'S) and possibly south to Merimbula, NSW (36°55'S), also Cocos (Keeling) Islands; tropical, east-Indo-west Pacific.


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IMCRA

Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore, marine, rock reef.

 

General References

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia . Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. [174]

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers . Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. [108]

Hutchins, J.B. & Swainston, R. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete field guide for anglers and divers . Perth : Swainston Publishing 180 pp. [76, 135]

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp. [252]

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen . Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp. [246]

McCulloch, A.R. 1929. A check-list of the fishes recorded from Australia. Part II. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 5 : 145–329 [255]

Randall, J.E. 2001. Cirrhitidae, Cheilodactylidae. pp. 3321-3330 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes . Rome : FAO Vol. 5 2791-3379 pp. [3325]

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. [285]

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs. [285]

Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89 (1): 11-127 [47] (1373)

 

Common Name References

Allen, G.R. 1985. Fishes of Western Australia. Book 9. pp. 2207-2534 526 pls in Burgess, W.E. & Axelrod, H.R. (eds). Pacific Marine Fishes . Neptune, New Jersey : T.F.H. Publications. [2383] (Red Barred Hawkfish)

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp. [252] ( Blotched Hawkfish )

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. [285] (Threadfin Hawkfish)

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. ( Blotched Hawkfish )

 

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Cirrhitidae  
 Genus Cirrhitichthys  
  Cirrhitichthys aprinus    (Cuvier, 1829) 
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Synonyms: Cirrhites aprinus Cirrhitychthys aprinus Cirrihitichthys aprinus   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); 福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)
Character: Body elongate; body depth 2.4-2.7 in standard length; snout pointed. A fringe of cirri on hind edge of anterior nostril. Interorbital space scaleless. Palatine teeth present. A single dorsal fin with X spines and 12 rays, a tuft of cirri near tip of each dorsal spine; anal fin with III spines and 6 rays; lower 6 pectoral rays unbrached, the longest ray reaching a vertical through base of first anal spine; caudal fin emarginate. Lateral line complete, with 41-43 scales; 3 rows of scales above lateral line; 4 rows of large scales on cheek. Body with large reddish brown spots, sometimes joined to form irregular bars; a pale-edged black spot on opercle; five narrow diagonal reddish brown bars on head below eye.  
Habitat: A common species found in rocky and coral areas of subtidal coastal reefs. Enters shallow harbors and estuaries.  
Distribution: Distributed in the Indo-Pacific including Maldives, Japan, Taiwan and Autralia. It is a common species in Taiwan except western coast.  
Utility: Aquarium fishes.  
Name Code: 381627
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cirrhitidae (Hawkfishes)
Etymology: Cirrhitichthys: Latin, cirrus = curl fringe + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Cuvier .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 40 m (Ref. 90102 ), usually 12 - 20 m (Ref. 27115 ).   Tropical; 24°C - 27°C (Ref. 27115 )

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Western Indian Ocean: Maldives (Ref. 30829 ). Western Pacific.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 6. Resemble C. oxycephalus but lacks spots on the tail and has a conspicuous opercular ocellus (Ref. 37816 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A common species found in rocky and coral areas of subtidal coastal reefs (Ref. 9710 ). Enters shallow harbors and estuaries (Ref. 48636 ). Solitary or in small groups (Ref 90102).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Pelagic spawner (Ref. 31569 ). Spawning ascents into the water column occurred over a distance of 0.3 to 0.6 m (Ref. 26305 ).

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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. (Ref. 2334 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 03 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: subsistence fisheries; aquarium: commercial FAO(Publication : search ) | FishSource |

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 22.4 - 28.9, mean 27.6 (based on 338 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01585 (0.00631 - 0.03980), b=3.01 (2.79 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.5   ±0.55 se; Based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  . Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Unknown .

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