Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus (Bleeker 1855),

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 201

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Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus (Bleeker 1855)


Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus (Bleeker 1855)  —Pixie hawkfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed on 3 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in Kavieng District; a video of a specimen taken from Alexander Passage, off southeastern New Hanover , 5–14 m depth, at St. KR 96, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa east to Caroline and Marquesas islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Solitary, in coastal, lagoon and seaward coral reefs, 1–40 m depth. Marine.