Oxycirrhites typus

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Common Name
Longnose Hawkfish
Binomial Name
Oxycirrhites typus
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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cirrhitidae
Genus: Oxycirrhites
Species: typus


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Common Names

  • Longnose Hawkfish

Characteristics

Description

The Longnose Hawkfish is primarily white with vertical and horizontal red stripes forming a pattern of white squares, like its name suggest the "Longnose" Hawkfish has a long thin snout.

Similar Species

Any species that look similar to this one, that may be mixed up.

Maximum Size

Max length : 13.0 cm ..[1]

Associated Organisms

Anything that lives in symbiosis, parasitic or opportunistically with it.

Behaviour

This Hawkfish can become very aggressive when defending its territory.



Captive Care

Tank Size

The size of tank suitable for it, including reasoning behind this judgment.

Water Flow

Type and amount of water flow suitable for it.

Lighting

How much lighting is required for it.

Feeding

Daily feedings of frozen, fresh or live Brine shrimp , meaty prepared foods and commercially available pellets and flakes. Will easily adapt to eating most foods.

Growth Rate

How quickly it will grow under various conditions.

Diseases

Things that adversely effect it, such as bacterial infections, parasites etc.

Other

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



Gallery



Compatibility

Fish

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

Coral

Coral safe.

Invertebrate

May eat ornamental shrimp, snails and crabs.



Reproduction

How it reproduces, how suitable it is to breeding or captive propagation, techniques on how to etc.



Local Ecology

Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and South Africa to the Hawaiian Islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia. Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to northern Colombia and the Galapagos Islands. ..[1]

Habitat

Inhabits steep outer reef slopes exposed to strong currents where it lives in large gorgonians and black corals. ..[1]



Additional Information

Some additional notes on it that don't fit in the above sections.



Resources


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oxycirrhites typus - FishBase