Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37374010

Species Paracirrhites forsteri (Schneider, 1801)

Freckled Hawkfish, Blackside Hawkfish, Forster's Hawkfish


Generic Combinations




New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Houtman Abrolhos (28°30'S) to Dampier Archipelago (20°25'S), Rowley Shoals (17°20'S) and Scott Reef (14°03'S), WA, Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea (12°15'S), and Raine Island (11°36'S) to Palm Beach (28°07'S), QLD, and possibly south to offshore islands of northern NSW, also Boot Reef (10°02'S), Osprey Reef (13°56'S) and Holmes Reef (16°30'S), Coral Sea, Middleton Reef and Elizabeth Reef, Tasman Sea and Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island; tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Lord Howe Province (14), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Norfolk Island Province (21), Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Christmas Island Province (23), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Northwest Transition (3), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory, Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore, marine.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
23-Nov-2012 21-Nov-2013 MODIFIED
26-Oct-2011 MODIFIED