Giant Hawfish (Cirrhitus rivulatus)

Also known as Blue Jacket Hawkfish, Clown Hawkfish, Hieroglyphic Hawkfish

Description

Also known as Blue Jacket Hawkfish, Clown Hawkfish, Hieroglyphic Hawkfish.

Found singly perched very still and blending in with the surrounds on coral and rock ledges over shallow waters of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 60cm
Depth - 5-23m
Widespread Eastern Central Pacific

This is the largest of Hawkfish!

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/Cirrhitus-rivulatus.html

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