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Oxycirrhites typus, Longnose Hawkfish. Scott W. Michael

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The hawkfishes are wonderful aquarium inhabitants, bringing beauty and personality to any system. Because they lack a swim bladder, they spend more time perching on substrate or corals than they do swimming.

They are hardy, easily fed and fit well into most reef aquariums. As ambush predators, they will eat ornamental crustaceans and small fishes and therefore must be placed with tankmates that are large enough to escape predation.


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Taxonomic rank: Family

Common name: HAWKFISHES

Total known Total profiles
Subfamilies 0 0
Genera 9 4
Species 32 7

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Reference: Reef Fishes 2: Basslets, Dottybacks & Hawkfishes

Facts about CirrhitidaeRDF feed
Biogroup-Organism Marine Fishes  +
Common name HAWKFISHES  +
Family taxonomic rank Family  +
Native range Western Atlantic  +, Eastern Atlantic  +, and Indo-Pacific  +
Reference Reef Fishes 2: Basslets, Dottybacks & Hawkfishes  +