Scientific Name
Oxycirrhites typus  
Oxycirrhites typus尖吻
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Bleeker, 1857 Depth 1 - 15M
Chinese 尖吻 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese Economic Fish No 
Family F402 Cirrhitidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 尖吻 
Max Length 13 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 尖嘴格、格仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Ambon I., Moluccas Is., Indonesia 
Synonyms Oxycirrhitus typus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Akira, O. etc. 1974 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0058034. BPBMI23443. NTUM07117.  
Common Name Long nose hawkfish; Long-nose hawk; Longnose hawkfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body much elongate; body depth 4.4-4.6 in standard length; snout extremely long, its length about 2.0 in head. Palatine teeth absent. A single dorsal fin with X spines and 13 rays, two to four cirri from membrane near tip of each dorsal spine; anal fin with III spines and 7 rays; lower 5 pectoral rays unbrached; caudal fin lunate. Lateral line complete, with 51-53 scales; 4 rows of scales above lateral line. Body whitish with horizontal and near-vertical red bands forming a cross-hatch patten.
habitats Inhabits steep outer reef slopes exposed to strong currents where it lives in large gorgonians and black corals. Feeds on small benthic or planktonic crustaceans. Lays demersal eggs.  
Distribution Widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to the Hawaiian Islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia. Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to northern Colombia and the Galapagos Islands. It is found in southern Ta 
Utility Aquarium fishes.