Amblycirrhitus pinos (Mowbray, 1927)
Redspotted hawkfish
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Cirrhitidae (Hawkfishes)
Max. size:  9.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 2 - 46 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: southern Florida and Texas (USA), Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean Sea to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Ref. 57756). Eastern Atlantic: St. Helena (?, Randall pers. comm.).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 6-6. White interspaces between first four dark bars bisected by narrow yellowish brown bars.
Biology:  Moderately common in rocky areas and among rubble, often in crevices and shallow caves. Usually lies at rest on the substrate (Ref. 9626). Feeds primarily on small crustaceans, particularly copepods, shrimps and shrimp larvae, crabs and crab larvae as well as polychaetes (Ref. 7510).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 January 2014 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.04.09
Checked by: Randall, John E. - 02.10.95

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