Oxycirrhites typus

Longnose Hawkfish
Oxycirrhites typus
Oxycirrhites typus, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Oxycirrhites typus
Oxycirrhites typus, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Oxycirrhites typus
Oxycirrhites typus


Tropical Eastern Pacific, Tropical Indo-Pacific


Slender hawkfish with long pointed snout, red lines forming a grid pattern on a white body. Curious, usually on or near gorgonians in water deeper than 15 m. Length to 13 cm.


Max Size: 13 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 20.7-30.9°C

Depth: 0-100 m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

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: Infrequent (2.6% 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