Dwarf hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys falco)
by Sergio Discepolo 2012 Malapascua Island Philippines
The Falco Hawkfish or dwarf hawkfish, Cirrhitichthys falco, is a hawkfish of the family Cirrhitidae found across the Indo West Pacific oceans from the Philippines to Japan, Samoa, the Barrier Reef, and New Caldonia. The spotted hawkfish can reach a maximum length of 7cm. They are red-pink and white in color and they have tassles on the tip of their dorsal fins.
They inhabit tropical reefs and they feed on very small fish and benthic invertebrates.