Lyretail Hawkfish, Cyprinocirrhites polyactis (Bleeker 1875)

Other Names: Lyre-tail Hawkfish, Swallowtail Hawkfish

A Lyretail Hawkfish, Cyprinocirrhites polyactis, at Anilao, Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines. Source: Klaus Stiefel / Flickr. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

An orange to brownish-orange hawkfish, often orange-red to brownish blotches, and a strongly lunate caudal fin.

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Dianne J. Bray, Cyprinocirrhites polyactis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 24 Feb 2024,

Lyretail Hawkfish, Cyprinocirrhites polyactis (Bleeker 1875)


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

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CAAB Code:37374006

Depth:10-132 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:14 cm TL

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