Oxycirrhites typus Bleeker 1875
longnose hawkfish
Oxycirrhites typus, longnose hawkfish

Cirrhitidae - hawkfishes

The Longnose Hawkfish, Oxycirrhites typus, is characterised by is long snout and rectangular red lines. It is often found on Gorgonians and Black Corals. It is widespread and previously reported from the northern GBR. This one photographed in May 2009 was unusually far south

Distribution =   Indo-Pacific
Max size =   10cms