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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Cirrhitichthys aureus
      Common Names: Yellow Hawkfish, Golden Hawkfish
      Max. size: 14.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine
      Climate: tropical
      Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: India east to Sagami Bay in Japan and south to China. A new record was reported from southern Indonesia.
      Morphology: Distinguished from C. aprinus by the bright yellow coloration when viewed underwater.
      Biology: Occurs on rocky cliffs in deep water. Also inhabits muddy substrates in protected bays where wave action has no influence.
      Aquarium Care: The Yellow Hawkfish is not common in the hobby. It is hardy but can be aggressive. In the wild this species defends a larger territory than others in its genus, and is less site-attached. They also have the ability to change sex in either direction (male to female or female to male). May eat ornamental shrimp and small fishes.
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      Keywords: Yellow Hawkfish; Golden Hawkfish

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