Paracirrhites xanthus Randall, 1963
Paracirrhites xanthus
photo by Adams, M.J.

Family:  Cirrhitidae (Hawkfishes)
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine, non-migratory
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Polynesia, Tuamoto, Carolines.
Biology:  Among or on top of corals. Feeds on invertebrates, preferably crustaceans.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 03 March 2015 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 24.08.98
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 14.10.14

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