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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Amblycirrhitus pinos
      Max. size: 9.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 - 46 m
      Climate: tropical
      Distribution: Western Atlantic: southern Florida and Texas (USA), Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean Sea to northern South America. Eastern Atlantic: St. Helena.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 6. White interspaces between first four dark bars bisected by narrow yellowish brown bars.
      Biology: Moderately common in rocky areas and among rubble, often in crevices and shallow caves. Usually lies at rest on the substrate. Feeds primarily on small crustaceans, particularly copepods, shrimps and shrimp larvae, crabs and crab larvae as well as polychaetes.
      Aquarium Care: This species is shy when first introduced to a new system. Once the Redspotted Hawkfish is acclimated, it may push around newly introduced tankmates (more so in a smaller tank). If more than one is desired, provide a large tank, plenty of hiding places, introduce at the same time, and be certain they are not the same size. Will spend time perching in the open. may eat smaller shrimps. Feed a variety of meaty foods.
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