Kwajalein Hawkfish (Cirrhitidae)

The family Cirrhitidae is a fairly small one with only a few species known from the Marshalls. They are mostly small to medium-sized carnivorous fish that spend most of their time perched on coral or rocky reef waiting for prey of small fishes or crustaceans to venture too close.


Amblycirrhitus bimacula


Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus

Cirrhitus pinnulatus

Cyprinocirrhites polyactis

Isocirrhitus sexfasciatus

Neocirrhites armatus

Oxycirrhites typus

Paracirrhites arcatus


Paracirrhites arcatus

Paracirrhites forsteri

Paracirrhites forsteri

Paracirrhites forsteri

Paracirrhites hemistictus

Paracirrhites hemistictus

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