Blacksided or Freckled Hawkfish

Paracirrhites forsteri

Like other hawkfish, blacksided hawkfish are voracious predators, siting motionless on cauliflower and other corals, blending in waiting for prey to approach. They are territorial and each one seems to have it’s own favorite spot on a coral head, returning there later if it swims off. They resemble arc eye hawkfish in shape and behavior but differ in color, having black banding and spots.

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