Species of Thailand

Black-sided hawkfish

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)

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Black-sided hawkfish
Paracirrhites forsteri
Black-sided hawkfish

Range Map

Distribution map of Black-sided hawkfish, Paracirrhites forsteri in Thailand
  • Similan Islands
  • Surin Islands
Range map of Paracirrhites forsteri in Thailand