Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Cirrhitidae  
 Genus Cirrhitichthys  
  Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus  (Bleeker, 1855) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Cirrhites grandimaculatusCirrhites murrayiCirrhites oxycephalusCirrhitichthys corallicolaCirrhitychthys oxycephalusCirritichthys oxycephalus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body elongate; body depth 2.8-3.0 in standard length; snout pointed. A fringe of cirri on the hind edge of the anterior nostril. Interorbital space scaleless. Palatine present. A single dorsal fins with X spines and 12 rays, a tuft of cirri near tip of each dorsal spine; anal fin with III spines and 6 rays; lower 6 pectoral rays unbrached, the longest ray reaching a vertical through base of second anal spine; caudal fin emarginate. Lateral line complete, with 41-45 scales; 3 rows of scales above lateral line; 4 rows of large scales on cheek. Body whitish with three rows of large subquadrate red-edged dark brown spots arranged in five vertical series; lesser red spots between and below these series; four vertical rows of small dark spots on head.  
Habitat: Inhabits areas of rich coral growth and clear water of lagoon, channel, or seaward reefs from below the surge zone to depths of at least 40 m. Rests on, in, or beneath hard or soft corals. Feeds on crustaceans and small fishes. Males are territorial and h 
Distribution: Widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to East London, South Africa and east to the Marquesan Islands, north to the Mariana Islands, south to New Caledonia. Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Colombia and the Galapagos Islands. Widely  
Utility: Aquarium fishes.  
Name Code: 381630
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