Cirrhitus atlanticus Osório, 1893
West African hawkfish
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Cirrhitidae (Hawkfishes)
Max. size:  16 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: known only from Ilheo das Rolas, Annobon Islands, and Ghana. Reported from São Tomé Island (Ref. 34514).
Biology:  Presumably benthic on hard substratum in relatively shallow water (Ref. 7510).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 14 July 2014 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 25.04.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.01.14

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