Scientific Name
Paracirrhites forsteri  
Paracirrhites forsteri福氏副
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Schneider, 1801) Depth 4 - 46M
Chinese 福氏副 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese Economic Fish No 
Family F402 Cirrhitidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 雀斑副 
Max Length 22 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 海豹格、副、格仔、蝶仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Marquesas Is. 
Synonyms Grammistes forsteri, Paracirrhites typee   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055375. ASIZP0058729. ASIZP0059084. ASIZP0059210. ASIZP0063487. ASIZP0069946. ASIZP0802434. ASIZP0803403. ASIZP0912434. ASIZP0913403. FRIP00787. FRIP21325. FRIP21776. FRIP22304. FRIP22328. FRIP22456. NMMBP03087. NMMBP08789. NMMSTP00124. NMNSF00685. NTMP1008. NTOU-AE6006. NTOU-AE6063. NTUM02075. NTUM03619. NTUM03620. NTUM03621. NTUM04148. NTUM04474. NTUM07038.  
Barcode2008-08-05,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Blackside hawkfish; Freckled hawkfish; Forster's hawkfish; Forster's hawk 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate; body depth 2.6-2.8 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; lower 7 pectoral rays unbrached; caudal fin slightly rounded. Lateral-line scales 45- 49; 5 rows of large scales above lateral line; 5 or 6 rows of large scales on cheek, in addition to small scales. Body yellowish with a faint longitudinal dark banding following scale rows; usually a broad blackish band (sometimes broken into conjoined spots) on upper side from below middle of dorsal fin nearly to middle of caudal fin; region below black band usually yellow (by virtue of reduced longitudinal banding on scale rows); head, nape, and thorax with small brownish red spots; fins varying from yellowish to pink.
habitats Inhabits clear lagoon or seaward reefs to at least 33 m depth, but may venture very deep. Occurs openly on coral and soft-bottom habitats, occasionally in pairs. Tends to perch on outermost branches of Stylophora, Pocillopora, and Acropor 
Distribution Widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific from Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian, Line, Marquesan and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia and the Austral Islands; throughout Micronesia and also known from the Society Islands. 
Utility Aquarium fishes.