Scientific Name
Cirrhitichthys aprinus  
Cirrhitichthys aprinus斑金
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1829) Depth 2 - 40M
Chinese 斑金 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese Economic Fish No 
Family F402 Cirrhitidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 斑金 
Max Length 12.5 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 短嘴格、格仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North East、PonFu、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Timor 
Synonyms Cirrhites aprinus, Cirrhitychthys aprinus, Cirrihitichthys aprinus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1829 朱元鼎 編 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0060346. ASIZP0802573. ASIZP0912573. FRIP21452. FRIP21541. NMMBP01195. NMMBP05472. NMMBP08737. NMMSTP00587. NTOUP200712-129. NTOUP200712-138. NTOUP201207-673. NTUM03743. NTUM04571. NTUM07559.  
Common Name Threadfin hawkfish; Spotted hawkfish; Blotched hawkfish; Boar hawkfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate; body depth 2.4-2.7 in standard length; snout pointed. A fringe of cirri on hind edge of anterior nostril. Interorbital space scaleless. Palatine teeth present. A single dorsal fin with X spines and 12 rays, a tuft of cirri near tip of each dorsal spine; anal fin with III spines and 6 rays; lower 6 pectoral rays unbrached, the longest ray reaching a vertical through base of first anal spine; caudal fin emarginate. Lateral line complete, with 41-43 scales; 3 rows of scales above lateral line; 4 rows of large scales on cheek. Body with large reddish brown spots, sometimes joined to form irregular bars; a pale-edged black spot on opercle; five narrow diagonal reddish brown bars on head below eye.
habitats A common species found in rocky and coral areas of subtidal coastal reefs. Enters shallow harbors and estuaries.  
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-Pacific including Maldives, Japan, Taiwan and Autralia. It is a common species in Taiwan except western coast.  
Utility Aquarium fishes.