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Coral hawkfish

Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus


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


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


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.

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Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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

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