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Cirrhitus atlanticus West African hawkfish

Cirrhitus atlanticusis commonly referred to as West African hawkfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 800 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
4712 
AphiaID:
279159 
Scientific:
Cirrhitus atlanticus 
German:
Westafrikanischer Büschelbarsch, Korallenwächter 
English:
West African Hawkfish 
Category:
Hawkfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Cirrhitidae (Family) > Cirrhitus (Genus) > atlanticus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Osório, 1893 
Occurrence:
Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, São Tomé e Principé, The Gulf of Guinea, West Africa 
Sea depth:
5 - 10 Meter 
Size:
up to 6.3" (16 cm) 
Temperature:
69.8 °F - 78.8 °F (21°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Crabs, Crustaceans, Edible crab, Fish (little fishes), Fish larvae, Schrimps, Zooplankton 
Tank:
175.98 gal (~ 800L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-09-22 19:21:16 

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Osório, 1893

Distribution:
Eastern Atlantic: known only from Ilheo das Rolas, Annobon Islands, and Ghana.
Reported from São Tomé Island.

Biology:
Presumably benthic on hard substratum in relatively shallow water.

Synonymised taxa:
Cirrhites atlanticus Osório, 1893

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Homepage Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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