Scientific Name
Amblycirrhitus bimacula  
Amblycirrhitus bimacula雙斑鈍
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Jenkins, 1903) Depth 1 - 15M
Chinese 雙斑鈍 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese Economic Fish No 
Family F402 Cirrhitidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 雙斑鈍 
Max Length 8.5 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 雙斑格、格仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Honolulu, Hawaiian Is. 
Synonyms Amblycirrhites bimacula, Cirrhitoidea bimacula, Paracirrhites bimaculatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Jenkins, O.P. 1903 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0054950. ASIZP0057799. ASIZP0058780. ASIZP0059025. ASIZP0059102. ASIZP0059270. ASIZP0059784. ASIZP0060640. ASIZP0071203. FRIP21349. NMMSTP00230. NTOUP200712-126. NTOUP200712-141. NTOUP200801-040. NTOUP200910-155. NTUM03629. NTUM03769. NTUM03770. USNM00278036. USNM00278038. USNM00278046. USNM00278061.  
Common Name Twinspot hawkfish; Twospot hawkfish; Two-spotted hawkfish; Two-spot hawk 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate; body depth 2.8-3.0 in standard length; snout pointed. A fringe of cirri on hind edge of anterior nostril. Interorbital space covered with scales. Palatine teeth present. A single dorsal fin with X spines and 11-12 rays, a tuft of cirri near tip of each dorsal spine; anal fin with III spines and 6 rays; lower 5 pectoral rays unbrached, the longest ray reaching a vertical through base of second anal spine; caudal fin emarginate. Lateral line complete, with 40-42 scales; 3 rows of scales above lateral line; 4 or 5 rows of large scales on cheek. Body with ten brownish red bars or rows of large spots; a large black spot on opercle and a second at rear base of dorsal fin.
habitats A secretive species remaining in or near interstices of rock, coral, or rubble. Moderately common in seaward reefs in areas exposed to moderate surge or currents.  
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-Pacific from East Africa to Mangaréva, Tuamoto Islands and the Hawaiian Islands, north to Taiwan; throughout Micronesia. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters.  
Utility Aquarium fishes.