The bright red markings of the longnose hawkfish (Oxycirrhites typus) enable it to hide among the sea fan corals. With this camouflage, the hawkfish will remain still until an unsuspecting shrimp or other crustacean wanders by. This fish is found mainly in the Indian Ocean at depths up up 328 feet (100 meters). It prefers the steep outer slopes of the reefs amongst gorgonians and black corals. It grows to about 4 inches (10 centimeters) in length.
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