Blackspotted hawkfish

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The blackspotted hawkfish, Cristacirrhitus punctatus, is a species of hawkfish native to rocky shores of the western Indian Ocean. This species grows to 17 cm (6.7 in) in total length. This species is the only known member of its genus.[1]

Blackspotted hawkfish
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Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
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Cristacirrhitus

Species:
C. punctatus
Binomial name
Cristacirrhitus punctatus
(G. Cuvier, 1829)
Synonyms
  • Cirrhitus punctatus G. Cuvier, 1829
  • Cirrhitus nigropunctatus L. P. Schultz, 1950
  • Cirrhitus mossambicus J. L. B. Smith, 1951

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Cristacirrhitus punctatus" in FishBase. April 2013 version.