Scientific Name
Paracirrhites arcatus  
Paracirrhites arcatus副
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1829) Depth 1 - 33M
Chinese Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese Economic Fish No 
Family F402 Cirrhitidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 夏威夷副 
Max Length 14 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 白線格、格仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Mauritius 
Synonyms Amblycirrhitus arcatus, Cirrhites amblycephalus, Cirrhites arcatus, Gymnocirrhites arcatus, Paracirrhites amblycephalus, Paracirrhites arcuatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1829 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0060331. ASIZP0061386. NMMBP02360. NMMBP08676. NTUM03627. NTUM03628.  
Common Name Ring-eyed hawkfish; Ringeyed hawkfish; Striped hand-fish; Whiteline hawkfish; Arc-eye hawkfish; Arc-eyed hawkfish; Arc eye; Arc eyed hawkfish; Horseshoe hawkfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate; body depth 2.4-2.6 times in standard length. Snout short. Mouth large, the maxilla reaching posterior to a vertical at centre of eye; upper margin of preopercle finely serrate. A continuous dorsal fin of X spines and 11 soft rays, notched between spinous and soft portions; a single cirrus from membrane near tip of each dorsal-fin spine; anal fin with III spines and 6 soft rays; upper 2 and lower 6 or 7 pectoral rays unbrached; caudal fin slightly rounded. Lateral-line scales 45- 50; 5 rows of large scales above lateral line; 5 or 6 rows of large scales on cheek, in addition to small scales. Occurs in a variety of color morphs, but always has a distinctive ring extending around and behind the eye.
habitats Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs from 1 to at least 33 m where it found on heads of small branching corals, e.g. Stylophora, Pocillopora, and Acropora. Feeds mainly on shrimps, small fishes, crabs, and other crustaceans.  
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-Pacific from East Africa to the Hawaiian, Line and Mangaréva islands, north to southern Japan, south to Australia and Rapa; throughout Micronesia. It is found in southern and eastern Taiwanese waters; Siao Liouciou, southweste 
Utility Aquarium fishes.