Species Details

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Dwarf hawkfish   

Common Name: Coral hawkfish
Scientific Name: Cirrhitichthys falco
Local Name: -
Dhivehi Name: -
Animalia  (Kingdom)
Chordata  (Plylum)
Perciformes  (Order)
Cirrhitidae  (Family)
Cirrhitichthys   (Genus)

Dwarf hawkfish's description

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).

Dwarf hawkfish threats

Although Cirrhitichthys falco is collected for the aquarium trade, there are no known major threats at this time.

Dwarf hawkfish's status