Freckled Hawkfish (Paracirrhites forsteri)

Also known as Blackside Hawkfish, Black-sided Hawkfish, Forster's Hawk, Forster's Hawkfish, Freckle-faced Hawkfish

Description

Also known as the Blackside Hawkfish, Black-sided Hawkfish, Forster's Hawk, Forster's Hawkfish, Freckle-faced Hawkfish.

Found singly, pairs or in harems, perched on corals and rocks over clear soft bottoms of lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Geograpical variations in colour.
Length - 20cm
Depth - 1-35m
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/5952

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