Dwarf Hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys falco)

Also known as Coral Hawkfish, Falco Hawkfish, Falcon Hawkfish, Falco's Hawkfish

Description

Also known as Coral Hawkfish, Falco Hawkfish, Falcon Hawkfish, Falco's Hawkfish.

Found singly, pairs or in harems perched on corals and rocks over shallow coastal and outer reef flats and slopes of coral reefs.
They feed on small crustaceans, fish larvae and invertebrates.
Length - 7cm
Depth - 4-40m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

Hawkfish can be found perched as if 'standing on their fins' in the branches or on top of corals and rocks waiting for their prey. If approached by predators they quickly dart away to hide. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Cirrhitichthys-falco.html

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