Marine life identification guide > Black-sided hawkfish

Paracirrhites forsteri

Black-sided hawkfish

Distribution: from the Red Sea and Eastern Africa to Southern Japan, Hawaii, Marquesas, Australes and New Caledonia.

Sometimes confused with Paracirrhites arcatus.

Spots where Paracirrhites forsteri has been spotted by snorkelers

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