Animal Species:Spotted Hawkfish, Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus (Bleeker, 1855)
The Spotted Hawkfish is a small cirrhitid fish that occurs widely throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific.
Standard Common Name
Pixy Hawkfish, Sharp-headed Hawkfish
It occurs widely throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific. In Australia it is known from tropical waters of Western Australia and from northern Queensland to the central coast of New South Wales.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
Distribution by collection data
- Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.
- Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology