WoRMS taxon details

Cirrhitidae Macleay, 1841

151475  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:151475)

accepted
Family
Not documented
Description Distribution: tropical western and eastern Atlantic, Indian and Pacific (mainly Indo-Pacific). Dorsal fin with 10 spines;...  
Description Distribution: tropical western and eastern Atlantic, Indian and Pacific (mainly Indo-Pacific). Dorsal fin with 10 spines; soft rays 11-17. Numerous short filaments at the tip of the dorsal spines. Soft rays in anal fin 5-7. Thickened and elongate lower pectoral rays. Scales ctenoid or cycloid. Vertebrae 26-28. About 55 cm maximum length. Usually small and very colorful. Inhabits rocks and corals. All are carnivores of small benthic crustaceans and fishes. The few species studied are protogynous hermaphrodites. Males maintain territories with several females. Cirrus (lat.) = fringe  [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Cirrhitidae Macleay, 1841. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=151475 on 2018-11-13
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2005-04-06 10:22:32Z
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2015-04-17 08:48:21Z
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2017). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description Distribution: tropical western and eastern Atlantic, Indian and Pacific (mainly Indo-Pacific). Dorsal fin with 10 spines; soft rays 11-17. Numerous short filaments at the tip of the dorsal spines. Soft rays in anal fin 5-7. Thickened and elongate lower pectoral rays. Scales ctenoid or cycloid. Vertebrae 26-28. About 55 cm maximum length. Usually small and very colorful. Inhabits rocks and corals. All are carnivores of small benthic crustaceans and fishes. The few species studied are protogynous hermaphrodites. Males maintain territories with several females. Cirrus (lat.) = fringe  [details]
 



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English hawkfishes  [details]
Japanese ゴンベ  [details]