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Family Cirrhitidae

INDO-PACIFIC

Paracirrhites hemistictus

Coconut Point, American Samoa, 25 feet

HALFSPOTTED HAWKFISH

An uncommon species along reef dropoffs.  Two color morphs exist but always have large black spots on rear half.  Attains 12 inches.  Eastern Indian Ocean & Tropical Pacific.