Cirrhitus pinnulatus, Adult, NW Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Cirrhitus pinnulatus, Flinders Ribbon Reef, Coral Sea, Photo: Graham Edgar
Cirrhitus pinnulatus, Hawaii, USA, Photo: Graham Edgar
Large hawkfish with mottled khaki body covered with red-brown spots, prominent white spots on side, red-brown spotted fins, and yellow-orange spots on head joining to form wavy lines. Depth to 23 m but usually shallower.
Max Size: 30 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.7-30.5°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (1% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.