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Coral hawkfish

Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus

Description:

Bright red to orange, transparent tail and dorsal fins. Upto 10 cm long.

Habitat:

Perches on its pelvic fins on coral and rocks. Hides inside the coral. Found upto 36 mtrs depth.

Notes:

Getting this picture right without touching the coral was quite an undertaking - luckily enough this was on a sandy bottom so that I had a stable basis.

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1 Comment

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Nice shot Pieter. Well done.

PieterHartog
Spotted by
PieterHartog

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Dec 10, 2012
Submitted on Apr 5, 2013

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