Whitespotted Hawkfish (species: Cirrhitus pinnulatus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Cirrhitus pinnulatus
Whitespotted Hawkfish

©Kendall Clements: Cirrhitus pinnulatus at Hicks Reef near Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Cirrhitus pinnulatus on the outer reef crest at Yonge Reef near Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Cirrhitus pinnulatus near the outer crest of Ribbon Reef 10 near Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Cirrhitidae
Genus Cirrhitus
Species Cirrhitus pinnulatus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



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Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.
  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene (1990). Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.