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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hawkfish are strictly tropical, perciform marine fish of the family Cirrhitidae. Associated with the coral reefs of the western and eastern Atlantic and Indo-Pacific, the hawkfish family contains 12 genera and 32 species. They share many morphological features with the scorpionfish of the family Scorpaenidae.Hawkfish have large heads with thick, somewhat elongate bodies. Their dorsal fins are merged, with the first consisting of ten connected spines. At the tip of each spine are several trailing filaments, hence the family name Cirrhitidae, from the Latin cirrus meaning "fringe." Their tail fins are rounded and truncate and their pectoral fins are enlarged and skinless.show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613664780X
  • 9786136647807