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Cyprinocirrhites polyactis (Bleeker 1874), the Swallowtail Hawkfish. Indo-West Pacific around corner of South Africa into the Atlantic; east Africa to the western Pacific. To six inches in length. Usually not detected, swimming amongst Damselfishes, sometimes Anthiines a few meters off the bottom/reef. Planktonic feeder on crustaceans. Mauritius 2016.

Parapercis punctulata the Spotted Sandperch. To six inches. Red blotches along the lower part of the body. Spiny dorsal w/ red, yellow margin. Distribution only in S.W. I.O. Mauritius 2016. Di pic. This one up off the usual bottom, resting on some Padina/Scroll (Brown) algae.
Gnathodentex aureolineatus (Lacepede 1802), the Striped Large-Eyed Bream. Indo-Pacific. To one foot in length in the wild. Feeds at night on crustaceans and the occasional small fish. Found in various parts of the reef, sometimes in aggregations of a hundred or so individuals. Specimens shown in Mauritius 2016.
 Malacanthus latovittatus (Lacepede 1801), the Blue Blanquillo. Indo-Pacific; Red Sea, east Africa to the Hawaiian Islands, but not off Australia. To eighteen inches in length. An adult in Mauritius 2016.
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