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Paracirrhites forsteri


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lexID:
1216 
AphiaID:
218867 
Scientific:
Paracirrhites forsteri 
German:
Forsters Korallenwächter 
English:
Blackside Hawkfish, Forster's Hawkfish, Freckled Hawkfish 
Category:
Pesci falco 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Cirrhitidae (Family) > Paracirrhites (Genus) > forsteri (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Schneider, ), 1801 
Occurrence:
Jordan, Phoenix Islands, Tansania, Tuvalu, Mozambique, India, Wallis and Futuna, Norfolk Island, Yemen, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Somalia, Line Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Marquesas Islands, Eritrea, Tokelau, Vietnam, Niue, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Mayotte, Gulf of Oman / Oman, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Nauru, Comores, Spratly Islands, Lord Howe Island, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), Moluccas, Wake Atoll, Northern Mariana Islands, Paracel-Islands, Kiribati, Raja Amat, Réunion , Sudan, Djibouti, Midway Islands, Africa occidentale, Atollo di Johnston, Australia, Barriera corallina, Christmas Islands, Cina, Coralsea, Corea, Egitto, Fiji, Filippine, Giappone, Golfo Persico, Guam, Hawaii, Indonesia, Isola di Cook, Isole Marshall, Isole Salomon, Kenia, Madagascar, Maldive, Malesia, Mar delle Andamane, Mar rosso, Mauritius, Micronesia, Nuova Caledonia, Oceano Indiano, Palau, Papua Nuova Guinea, Picairns, Polinesia Francese, Samoa, Samoa americane, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Sudafrica, Tailandia, Taiwan, Thaiti, Timor Est, Tonga, Vanuatu 
Sea depth:
1 - 35 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 17cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Food:
Artemia, Cibo vivo, invertebrati, Mangimi congelati (taglia grossa), Mysis, Piccoli pesci, Polpa di gambero 
Tank:
~ 400 Liter 
Difficulty:
Mediamente facile 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-09-22 18:18:42 

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(Schneider, 1801)

Paracirrhites forsteri also known as Freckled Hawkfish, Forster's Hawkfish or Blackside Hawkfish, undergoes color changes several times during its lifetime. As a juvenile, it is burgundy-red with a yellow tail. As an adult, it may be pink, brown, or an olive color. The black or red freckles on the face are constant throughout its lifetime.

It hunts crustaceans and smaller fish, and it should be the last fish introduced to a semi-aggressive to aggressive community of fish. It becomes very territorial and will harass new additions including other hawkfish and fish that are much larger than itself.
The Freckled Hawkfish diet should include a variety of marine meats, frozen preparations, and live feeder shrimp,

Synonyms:
Grammistes forsteri Schneider, 1801
Paracirrhites typee Randall, 1963

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Cirrhitidae (Family) > Paracirrhites (Genus) > Paracirrhites forsteri (Species)

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