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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cirrhitidae Hawkfishes

Genus: Cirrhitus

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Cirrhitus albopunctatus
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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Cirrhitus atlanticus Osório, 1893

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Cirrhitus atlanticus
[West African hawkfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Cirrhitus pinnulatus (Forster, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirrhitus pinnulatus
[Stocky hawkfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Cirrhitus rivulatus Valenciennes, 1846

Photo by Photo by Wepner, T.
 
Cirrhitus rivulatus
[Giant hawkfish]



4 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cirrhitus albopunctatus Pacific Ocean 1950
Cirrhitus atlanticus West African hawkfish Eastern Atlantic 16 SL 1893
Cirrhitus pinnulatus Stocky hawkfish Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1801
Cirrhitus rivulatus Giant hawkfish Eastern Central Pacific 60 TL 1846



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