Fish Species

Longnose Hawkfish

Longnose Hawkfish - Description

The Longnose Hawkfish is an unusual but beautiful addition to any tropical marine aquarium. It can be identified from other hawkfish due to its unusual red markings and long nose.

It is monogamous and can be very territorial, like other hawkfish they all start life as females and  develop into males if required.

Popular Name: Longnose Hawkfish
Species: Oxycirrhites typus

Profile of the Longnose Hawkfish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Longnose Hawkfish species.

  • Size: Up to 13cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp: 24 to 26 Degrees. PH 8.1 - 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Brine Shrimp, Pellet and Dried Food

  • Temperament: Monogamous

  • Habitat: Reef Dwellers at depths of up to 100m

  • Behaviour: Territorial

  • Range: Indo-Pacific, Tropical West and East Atlantic

Scientific Classification of the Longnose Hawkfish

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Oxycirrhites typus

  • Popular Name: Longnose hawkfish - Long-nose hawk

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Cirrhitidae


Aquarium Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Longnose Hawkfish

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi,
Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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