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      Cryptic Hawk
      Cryptic Hawk

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      mojoreef


      Reef Keeper

      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Pteragogus cryptus
      Max. size: 9.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 - 67 m
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea; Indonesia to Samoa, north to the Philippines, south to the Great Barrier Reef; Micronesia.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9. Has 10 dorsal spines, lacks distinct vertical barring or longitudinal lines, and has yellow or reddish edged ocellus on the gill cover. First 3 dorsal fin spines elongated in adults.
      Biology: A secretive species occurring on coral reefs where it hides among soft corals and benthic algae. Feeds on benthic invertebrates. Rarely found in the aquarium trade
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