Cirrhitichthys falco

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Common Name
Falco Hawkfish
Binomial Name
Cirrhitichthys falco
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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cirrhitidae
Genus: Cirrhitichthys
Species: falco

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Common Names

  • Falco Hawkfish



Information about the body shape, skeletal characteristics, how it appears, colouring etc.

Similar Species

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Maximum Size

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Associated Organisms

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Captive Care

Tank Size

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Water Flow

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How much lighting is required for it.


What it requires in terms of feeding, type of foods and frequency.

Growth Rate

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Addition things / items that are important for care in captivity.




Does it have any fish that it should not be housed with?


Does it have coral that it is not compatible with?


Is it compatible with other invertebrates such as molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms?


Live in harems, with one dominant male mating with several female, and is able to undergo bi-directional sex change.[1]

Local Ecology


Which oceans and reefs it is found.


Where it is found on the natural reefs, the reef zone.

Additional Information

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  1. ( Kadota, T., Osato, J., Nagata, K., and Sakai, Y., Reversed Sex Change in The Haremic Protogynous Hawkfish Cirrhitichthys falco in Natural Conditions, Ethology, 118(3) (2011) 226-234.