Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus   (Bleeker,  1855) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Cirrhitidae

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E

Description
Color: Highly variable in color from pale with grey to black blotches to pink with bright red blotches. Pale with horizontal rows of subquadrate dark brown spots; a row of smaller spots on LL between larger spots; small dark brown spots on head.


Synonym (s)
Cirrhites grandimaculatus Lienard, 1891
Cirrhites murrayi Regan, 1909
Cirrhites oxycephalus Bleeker, 1855
Cirrhitichthys corallicola Tee-Van, 1940
Cirrhitychthys oxycephalus (Bleeker, 1855)
(Misspelling)
Cirritichthys oxycephalus (Bleeker, 1855)
(Misspelling)

Common Name (s)
• Pixy Hawkfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Aquarium)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman, Pongibalu INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2011) Animal discoveries 2010 Zoological Survey of India 1-107 Available at - http://zsi.gov.in/right_menu/Animal_disc/Animal%20Discovery%202010.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org

Page last updated on:2011-08-12

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