Scientific Name
Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus  
Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus尖頭金
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1855) Depth 4 - 40M
Chinese 尖頭金 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese Economic Fish No 
Family F402 Cirrhitidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 尖頭金 
Max Length 10 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 長嘴格、斑點格、格仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pan_Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Ambonia 
Synonyms Cirrhites grandimaculatus, Cirrhites murrayi, Cirrhites oxycephalus, Cirrhitichthys aprinus, Cirrhitichthys corallicola, Cirrhitychthys oxycephalus, Cirritichthys oxycephalus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  P. Bleeker 1855 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0059554. ASIZP0070852. ASIZP0804805. ASIZP0914805. BPBMI23178. NTOUP201203-206. NTUM03622. NTUM03623.  
Common Name Pixy hawkfish; Spotted hawkfish; Coral hawkfish; Coral hopper 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate; body depth 2.8-3.0 in standard length; snout pointed. A fringe of cirri on the hind edge of the anterior nostril. Interorbital space scaleless. Palatine present. A single dorsal fins 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 second anal spine; caudal fin emarginate. Lateral line complete, with 41-45 scales; 3 rows of scales above lateral line; 4 rows of large scales on cheek. Body whitish with three rows of large subquadrate red-edged dark brown spots arranged in five vertical series; lesser red spots between and below these series; four vertical rows of small dark spots on head.
habitats Inhabits areas of rich coral growth and clear water of lagoon, channel, or seaward reefs from below the surge zone to depths of at least 40 m. Rests on, in, or beneath hard or soft corals. Feeds on crustaceans and small fishes. Males are territorial and h 
Distribution Widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to East London, South Africa and east to the Marquesan Islands, north to the Mariana Islands, south to New Caledonia. Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Colombia and the Galapagos Islands. Widely  
Utility Aquarium fishes.