Cirrhitops fasciatus (Bennett, 1828)
Redbarred hawkfish
Cirrhitops fasciatus
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Cirrhitidae (Hawkfishes)
Max. size:  12.7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 52 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Madagascar, Réunion (Ref. 9710), Mauritius, Japan, and Hawaii.
Biology:  Occurs on seaward reefs, in areas of moderate to rich coral growth. Typically at the bases of coral heads on hard bottoms (Ref. 9710). Benthic (Ref. 58302). Feeds about equally on small fishes, shrimps and crabs; to a lesser extent, on sipunculids and zooplankton (larval shrimps, copepods, amphipods and larval gastropods) (Ref. 3921).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 03 March 2015 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 13.04.93
Modified by: Ortañez, Auda Kareen - 07.01.08

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