Freckled Hawkfish, Paracirrhites forsteri (Bloch & Schneider 1801)

Other Names: Blackside Hawkfish, Forster's Hawkfish

A Freckled Hawkfish, Paracirrhites forsteri, at Steve's Bommie on the Ribbon Reefs, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Source: Graham Short. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Paracirrhites forsteri in Fishes of Australia, accessed 07 Feb 2023,

Freckled Hawkfish, Paracirrhites forsteri (Bloch & Schneider 1801)


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CAAB Code:37374010

Habitat:Reef associated

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