Cirrhitichthys falcoFalcon hawkfish | Coral Hawkfish | Dwarf Hawkfish
White body with bright red/brown bars and interspersed spots on side, first two bars widest with dark saddles on back above, pointed snout, dorsal fin with red spots, and fine tassels on spines, tail fin with red spots, oblique stripes on face below eye. Sits on the reef on thickened pelvic fins amongst sponges and corals. Length to 7 cm.
Max Size: 7 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.9-30.4°C
Depth: 4-46 m
Habitat Generalization Index: 20.93
Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.
Conservation and Rarity
IUCN Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (18.2% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: Joe Shields