BLOTCHED HAWKFISH FACTS
The Blotched Hawkfish has large irregular brownish blotches on the sides of the body sometimes joined to form irregular bars. There is a distinct spot on the operculum behind the eye. There are hairy projections on the tips of the dorsal spines. It is often seen lying motionless on the bottom, propped up on its fin rays.
length to 12cm
coastal reefs, sometimes seen in harbors and estuaries
The Blotched Hawkfish is found in tropical and warm temperate marine waters of the Indo-Pacific. In Australia it is found from the southern to central coasts of Western Australia and from northern Queensland to southern New South Wales.
|Common Name:||Blotched Hawkfish|
Relatives in same Genus
Dwarf Hawkfish (C. falco)