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Hawkfishes

Paracirrhites arcatus

       
(1: Menpachi Caves, Lanai / 2: Pawai, Kona / 3,5: Garden Eel Cove, Kona / 4: Hoover's, Kona / 6: Kua Bay, Kona / 7: Pipe Dreams, Kona / 8: Dog Beach, Kona)

Note the different coloration at night in the 2nd picture.


Blackside Hawkfish

(aka Freckled Hawkfish)
Paracirrhites forsteri

       
(1: Menpachi Caves, Lanai / 2: Hoover's, Kona / 3-4: Garden Eel Cove, Kona / 5: End of the World, Molokini / 6: Hale O Honu, Kauai / 7: Mile Marker 4, Kona / 8: Turtle Heaven, Kona)

This is a young adult:
(1: End of the World, Molokini)


Longnose Hawkfish

Oxycirrhites typus

    
(1-2: Brennecke's Ledge, Kauai / 3: Cliffhanger, Kauai / 4-5: Paradise Pinnacle, Kona)

Found almost exclusively on or near black coral (which is actually red-orange; it just looks black at depth because there's no red light).


Redbarred Hawkfish

Cirrhitops fasciatus

       
(1: Pentagon, Kona / 2-3: Kua Bay, Kona / 4: Tortugas, Kauai / 5: Stone House, Kauai / 6: Hoover's, Kona / 7: Sea Tiger, Oahu / 8: Harbor Ledges, Kauai)


Stocky Hawkfish

Cirrhitus pinnulatus

       
(1: Menpachi Caves, Lanai / 2,7: Sheraton Caverns, Kauai / 3: Tortugas, Kauai / 4: Turtle Canyons, Oahu / 5: Black Rock, Maui / 6: Amber's Arches, Kauai / 8: Mile Marker 4, Kona)


Twospot Hawkfish

Amblycirrhitus bimaculata

(1: High Rock, Kona)