Scientific Name
Cirrhitichthys aureus  
Cirrhitichthys aureus金
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842) Depth 3 - 20M
Chinese Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese Economic Fish No 
Family F402 Cirrhitidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China  
Max Length 14 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 深水格、格仔、金獅(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nagasaki, Japan 
Synonyms Cirrhites aureus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)  朱元鼎 編 1985 Tanaka, Y. etc. 1991 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055492. ASIZP0059133. ASIZP0067037. ASIZP0070833. ASIZP0070836. ASIZP0802320. ASIZP0804801. ASIZP0804852. ASIZP0912320. ASIZP0914801. ASIZP0914852. NMMBP01744. NMMBP05385. NMMSTP00306. NTMP1045. NTUM03773. NTUM03774. NTUM03844. NTUM04350. NTUM08621.  
Barcode2008-08-05,張榮樺,CO1,100% 2011-01-15,張家豪,CO1,%
Common Name Yellow hawkfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate; body depth 2.2-2.3 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 6-7 pectoral rays unbrached, the longest ray reaching a vertical through base of second anal spine; caudal fin emarginate. Lateral line complete, with 40-44 scales; 3 rows of scales above lateral line; 4 rows of large scales on cheek. Body bright yellow to yellowish orange with 5 yellowish brown vertical bands or irregular blotches, but dorsal fin without markings; fins yellow to pale reddish brown.
habitats Occurs on rocky cliffs in deep water. Also inhabits muddy substrates in protected bays where wave action has no influence.  
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from India east to Sagami Bay in Japan and south to China. A new record was reported from southern Indonesia. It is found in southern, northeastern and northern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Islands.  
Utility Aquarium fishes.