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2005-11-28-17-58-13

Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A Forster's hawkfish (Paracirrhites forsteri) perches on a set of hard corals on a coral reef head. This is a common color phase for larger adults,and the 'freckles' on the head and face are always present and distinctive.
This hawkfish goes by several common names including the Spotted Hawkfish, the Freckled Hawkfish and the Blackside Hawkfish.
Image taken on the Black Rock dive site which is part of the Northern Great Deatched Reef system in far north Queensland in Australia.
Detached Reef's in the area are named as they are near - but not directly attached to the Great Barrier Reef system.

· Date: Sat February 4, 2006 · Reference ID: recent/22005-11-28-17-58-13 · Views: 3625 ·
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