Lyre-tail Hawkfish, Swallowtail Hawkfish
Cyprinocirrhites polyactisis commonly referred to as Lyre-tail Hawkfish, Swallowtail Hawkfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Very easy. A aquarium size of at least 1000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 279 AphiaID: 218864 Scientific: Cyprinocirrhites polyactis German: Gabelschwanz-Korallenwächter English: Lyre-tail Hawkfish, Swallowtail Hawkfish Category: Hawkfishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Cirrhitidae (Family) > Cyprinocirrhites (Genus) > polyactis (Species) Initial determination: (Bleeker, ), 1874 Occurrence: (the) Maldives, Australia, China, Corea, East Africa, Fiji, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Micronesia, Moluccas, Mozambique, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Raja Amat, Réunion , Solomon Islands, South-Africa, Spratly Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tansania, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Seychelles, Timor, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Pacific Ocean Sea depth: 10 - 132 Meter Size: 4.72" - 5.91" (12cm - 15cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) Food: Brine Shrimps, Frozen Food (large sort), Krill, Mysis Tank: 219.98 gal (~ 1000L) Difficulty: Very easy 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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Created: 2004-08-28 18:14:55
Last edit: 2018-09-01 12:22:08
The Lyre-tail Hawkfish has numerous short filaments at the tip of each dorsal spine. It has a greatly elongated first dorsal ray (in the middle of the dorsal fin), long lower pectoral rays and a lunate caudal fin with filamentous upper an lower rays. Its colour varies from pink to brown.
Cirrhitichthys polyactis Bleeker, 1874
Ctprinocirrhites polyactis (Bleeker, 1874)
Cyprinocirrhites stigma Fowler, 1943
Cyprinocirrhites ui Tanaka, 1917
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Cirrhitidae (Family) > Cyprinocirrhites (Genus) > Cyprinocirrhites polyactis (Species)
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