Flame Hawkfish, Brilliant Red Hawkfish, Red Hawkfish
Neocirrhites armatus, Adult, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Neocirrhites armatus, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Vivid red body with black around eyes and under dorsal fin. Timid but curious, always found in lower branches of hard corals with robust branches, where it actively moves to view, and hide from, the observer. Length to 9 cm.
Max Size: 9 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.9-29.6°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (14% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Several (5 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.