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Paracirrhites hemistictus  (Günther, 1874)

Whitespot hawkfish
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Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cirrhitidae (Hawkfishes)
Etymology: Paracirrhites: Greek, para = the side of + Latin, cirrus = curl (Ref. 45335).

Medioambiente / Clima / Gama Ecología

; marino asociado a arrecife; rango de profundidad 1 - 20 m (Ref. 30874).   Tropical, preferred ?; 28°N - 28°S

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Eastern Indian Ocean: Cocos-Keeling and Christmas islands. Pacific Ocean: all islands of Oceania except Hawaii and Easter Island. Also known from the Ogasawara Islands (Ref. 559). Remains unreported from any continental shore or any of the large islands of the Indo-Malayan region.

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 29.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 2334); common length : 20.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 9947)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 10; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 11; Espinas anales 3; Radios blandos anales: 6. Occurs in two basic color morphs: a light phase with a broad white longitudinal band and a maroon to black phase (Paracirrhites polystictus) with a conspicuous white blotch on each side (Ref. 37816).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

An uncommon species that inhabits exposed reef fronts and outer reef slopes to a depth of about 18 m where it perches on rocks and corals. Feeds on small crustaceans and fishes (Ref. 89972). Absent from most large continental islands (Ref. 9710). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 9710. Solitary (Ref 90102).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador | Colaboradores

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. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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