Also known as Blotched Hawkfish, Boar Hawkfish, Red-barred Hawkfish, Red-spotted Hawkfish, Spotted Hawkfish.
Found singly or in small schools perched on corals and rocks over coral and rocky areas in estuaries, harbours and coastal reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 12cm
Depth - 5-40m
Widespread Western Indian Ocean, Western 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/6604