Amblycirrhitus bimacula (Jenkins, 1903)
Twospot hawkfish

Amblycirrhitus bimacula lives deep in the rubble or under piles or rocks and is rarely seen at Kwajalein. We have personally only briefly glimpsed specimens in the Marshalls but never with enough time to take a photo. The photo below was taken by Jay Lord in about 5m of water on the seaward reef off the west end of Kwajalein Island. Maximum length of this species is reported to be about 85mm.

The specimen below is from Hawaii, where it was found damaged and lethargic next to some coral.

Created 6 April 2017
Updated 1 February 2018

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