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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cirrhitidae Hawkfishes

Genus: Paracirrhites

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Paracirrhites arcatus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Paracirrhites arcatus
[Arc-eye hawkfish]
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Paracirrhites bicolor
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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Paracirrhites forsteri (Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Paracirrhites forsteri
[Blackside hawkfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Paracirrhites hemistictus (Günther, 1874)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Paracirrhites hemistictus
[Whitespot hawkfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Paracirrhites nisus Randall, 1963

Photo by Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Paracirrhites nisus
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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Paracirrhites xanthus Randall, 1963

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Paracirrhites xanthus
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6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Paracirrhites arcatus Arc-eye hawkfish Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1829
Paracirrhites bicolor Pacific Ocean. 1963
Paracirrhites forsteri Blackside hawkfish Indo-Pacific 22 TL 1801
Paracirrhites hemistictus Whitespot hawkfish Eastern Indian Ocean 29 TL 1874
Paracirrhites nisus Western Central Pacific 8.1 SL 1963
Paracirrhites xanthus Eastern Central Pacific 12 TL 1963



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