Cirrhitidae

Fricke, Ronald, Allen, Gerald R., Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Hamel, Mélanie A., Laboute, Pierre, Mana, Ralph, Hui, Tan He, 2014, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of Madang District, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 820 new records, Zootaxa 3832 (1), pp. 1-247: 108-111

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Cirrhitidae
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Cirrhitidae 

Amblycirrhitus bimacula (Jenkins, 1903)  —Twinspot hawkfish STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on AMS and WAMAbout WAM material ( AMS I. 17091 -011; WAMAbout WAM P. 30621 -002).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East Africa east to Hawaiian and Pitcairn islands, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to northern Australia. Seaward coral reefs, 2– 20 m. Marine.

Cirrhitichthys aprinus  ( Cuvier  in Cuvier  & Valenciennes, 1829) —Blotched hawkfish

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on BPBMAbout BPBM material ( BPBMAbout BPBM 15811).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. South Africa; Indonesia east to Philippines and New Guinea, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Found in coastal and seaward coral reefs, 5– 40 m. Marine.

Cirrhitichthys falco Randall, 1963  —Dwarf hawkfish

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Kailola (1987 b: 358). Specimens observed and photographed at St. CTR 0 4, CTR 31, CTR 32, CTR 34, PR 101; specimens collected by W.-J. Chen, St. PR 221. AMS, CASAbout CAS, NTUM, USNMAbout USNM and WAMAbout WAM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. 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. Marine.

Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus (Bleeker, 1855)  —Pixie hawkfish ( Fig. 14View FIGURE 14)

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Kailola (1987 b: 358). Specimens observed and photographed at St. CTR 0 4, CTR 13, CTR 22, CTR 28; a specimen collected by W.-J. Chen at Madang Resort. AMS, BPBMAbout BPBM, CASAbout CAS, NTUM and WAMAbout WAM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. 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. Marine.

Cirrhitus pinnulatus  (Bloch & Schneider [ex Forster], 1801) —White-spotted hawkfish STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens photographed at St. CTR 22. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes to Hawaiian Islands and Pitcairn Group, north to southern Japan, south to Kermadec Islands and Rapa. Solitary, in exposed seaward coral reefs, 0– 3 m. Marine.

Cyprinocirrhites polyactis (Bleeker, 1874)  —Lyretail hawkfish

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Kailola (1987 b: 358). Specimens photographed at St. CTR 13, and by A. Berberian. AMS and BPBMAbout BPBM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East Africa, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Marquesas Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, northern New Zealand and Tonga. Solitary, on steep slopes of coral or rocky reefs, and around small coral heads exposed to currents, 10– 132 m. Marine.

Oxycirrhites typus Bleeker, 1857  —Longnose hawkfish

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Kailola (1987 b: 358); photographed by Tan H. H. at St. PR 16 on 10 Nov. 2012, and by A. Berberian. WAMAbout WAM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea, Seychelles and western Mascarenes east to Panama, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia and New Caledonia. Found on steep outer coral reef slopes exposed to strong currents where it lives on large gorgonians and black corals, 10– 100 m. Marine.

Paracirrhites arcatus  ( Cuvier  [ex Parkinson] in Cuvier  & Valenciennes, 1829) —Ringeye hawkfish STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens photographed at St. CTR 20, CTR 31. AMS and WAMAbout WAM material ( AMS I. 17087 -001; WAMAbout WAM P. 30635 -004).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East Africa, Comores and Mascarenes east to Hawaiian Islands and Pitcairn Group, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, Lord Howe and Norfolk islands and Rapa. Solitary, in lagoon and seaward reefs, on heads of small branching corals including Stylophora  , Pocillopora  , Acropora  , 1– 33 m. Marine.

Paracirrhites forsteri  (Schneider in Bloch & Schneider, 1801) —Freckled hawkfish ( Fig. 15View FIGURE 15)

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Kailola (1975: 177). Specimens observed and photographed at St. CTR 0 3, CTR 0 4, CTR 0 8, CTR 0 9, CTR 10, CTR 12, CTR 13, CTR 14, CTR 15, CTR 16, CTR 22, CTR 23, CTR 25, CTR 30, CTR 31, CTR 32. AMS, CASAbout CAS, KFRSAbout KFRS, USNMAbout USNM and WAMAbout WAM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea and East Africa, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Hawaiian Islands and Pitcairn Group, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, New South Wales ( Australia), Lord Howe, Norfolk and Austral islands. Solitary, in lagoon and seaward reefs, among outer branches of Stylophora  , Pocillopora  or Acropora  corals, 1– 33 m. Marine.

WAM

Western Australian Museum

BPBM

Bishop Museum

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

KFRS

Kanudi Fisheries Research Station