Paracirrhites arcatusRing-eyed hawkfish | Arc-eye Hawkfish | Horseshoe Hawkfish | Striped Hand-fish | Whiteline Hawkfish
Ring behind eye made up of fine yellow, red and blue lines, similarly coloured stripes on lower operculum. Body colour variable, but usually light pinkish-brown and generally with wide white stripe along upper body, to tail. Sit motionless on the reef amongst corals. Length to 20 cm.
Max Size: 20 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.5-30.3°C
Habitat Generalization Index: 21.18
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: Common (25.6% 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 (5 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: Joe Shields