Short description - Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 6. This species possess numerous short filaments at the tip of each dorsal spine. Thickened and elongate lower pectoral rays.
Dwarf hawkfish habitat
Cirrhitichthys falco is a haremic species (Myers 1999) that is commonly found on shallow coastal reefs and outer reef flats and slopes (Kuiter and Tonozuka 2001) at a depth between 4 and 46 m (Lieske and Myers 1994). This species has a maximum total length of 7 cm (Allen and Erdmann 2012).