Cirrhitus rivulatusis commonly referred to as Giant Hawkfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only. A aquarium size of at least 50000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 2826 AphiaID: 279160 Scientific: Cirrhitus rivulatus German: Riesen-Büschelbarsch English: Giant Hawkfish Category: Hawkfishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Cirrhitidae (Family) > Cirrhitus (Genus) > rivulatus (Species) Initial determination: Valenciennes, 1846 Occurrence: , El Salvador Central Pazific, Columbia, Costa Rica, Eastern Pacific Ocean, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Gulf of California, Honduras, Mexico (East Pacific), Nicaragua, Panama, Peru Sea depth: 5 - 23 Meter Size: up to 23.62" (60 cm) Weight: 4,2 kg Temperature: 50 °F - 68 °F (10°C - 20°C) Food: Crabs, Crustaceans, Fish (little fishes), Frozen Food (large sort), Lobster, Rock lobster, Schrimps, Shrimps Tank: 10998.92 gal (~ 50000L) Difficulty: suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2009-06-08 21:12:49
Last edit: 2009-06-08 21:12:49
This reef-associated species is a solitary, bottom-dwelling fish that lives in shallow waters and is found over deep rocky walls and exposed shallow reefs.
The fish lies very still on rock ledges and is well camouflaged against the rocks and feeds on crustaceans and small fishes.
Cirrhites rivulatus Valenciennes, 1846
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Cirrhitidae (Family) > Cirrhitus (Genus) > Cirrhitus rivulatus (Species)
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