redbarred hawkfish

Scientific name Cirrhitops fasciatus
Descriptor Bennett
Year of description 1828
IUCN category LC
Family Cirrhitidae
Genus Cirrhitops
Cirrhitops fasciatus Cirrhitops fasciatus


Cirrhitops fasciatus, commonly known as redbarred hawkfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    10 cm
  • Maximum size
    12.7 cm
  • Shape
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes
  • Average size
    10 cm
  • Maximum size
    12.7 cm
  • Shape
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes

How to recognize the redbarred hawkfish ?

The redbarred hawkfish measures between 10 and 12.7 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly rouge and blanc body. The also has blanc vertical stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The redbarred hawkfish is a fish solitary naturally found on the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

Although the redbarred hawkfish is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction

The redbarred hawkfish is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    26 - 27 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 52 m

Biotope presentation

The redbarred hawkfish is most often found at a depth between 1m and 52m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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