Cirrhitichthys falco Randall 1963,

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 falco Randall 1963


Cirrhitichthys falco Randall 1963  —Dwarf hawkfish ( Fig. 97View FIGURE 97)

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens photographed on 1 and 3 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in Kavieng District. Specimens photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 13 Oct. 2007 and 11 June 2009; a video of a specimen taken at Nubilus Island , off eastern New Hanover , 3–25 m depth, St. KR 90, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Maldives east to Caroline Islands and Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to New South Wales ( Australia) and Lord Howe Island. Solitary, on coral heads of seaward coral reefs, 1–46 m depth. Marine.