Pixy Hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus)

Also known as Coral Hawkfish, Coral Hopper, Sharp-headed Hawkfish, Spotted Coral Hopper, Spotted Hawkfish

Description

Also known as Coral Hawkfish, Coral Hopper, Sharp-headed Hawkfish, Spotted Coral Hopper, Spotted Hawkfish.

Found in small harems perched on corals and rocks over clear channels, lagoons and seaward reefs rich in coral growth.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 9cm
Depth - 1-40m
Widespread Eastern Pacific, 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/5830

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