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Species of Thailand

Black-sided hawkfish

Binomial name: Paracirrhites forsteri, Johann Gottlob Theaenus Schneider, 1801

The black-sided hawkfish or freckled hawkfish, Paracirrhites forsteri, is a species of hawkfish from the Indo-Pacific. It is occasionally found in the aquarium trade and is also of minor importance to local commercial fisheries. It grows to a total length of 22 cm.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Perciformes
Family
Cirrhitidae
Genus
Paracirrhites
Species
Paracirrhites forsteri

Synonyms

  • Paracirrhites typee, John Ernest Randall (1963)
  • Grammistes forsteri, Johann Gottlob Theaenus Schneider (1801)

Conservation status

Not Evaluated (IUCN3.1)

Not Evaluated (IUCN3.1)

Range map of Paracirrhites forsteri in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits and Parinya Pawangkhanant for their help with many range data.

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