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Cirrhitichthys aprinus (Cuvier, 1829)

Spotted hawkfish
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > 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 Ekologi

; marina; brackvatten revassocierade; djupintervall 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 / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.5 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 2334)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 10; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 12; Taggstrålar i analfenan 3; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 6. Resemble C. oxycephalus but lacks spots on the tail and has a conspicuous opercular ocellus (Ref. 37816).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. 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 Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Fiskeri: husbehovsfiske; Akvarium: Kommersiell
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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 22.4 - 28.9, mean 27.6 (based on 338 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01585 (0.00626 - 0.04016), b=3.01 (2.79 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.55 se; Based on food items.
Resiliens (Ref. 120179):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.