Yellow hawkfish


  • Usually observed singly.
  • Observes divers from a distance.
  • Feeds on invertebrates and small fishes.
  • Able to change sex from female to male, and observed in captivity to reverse the change from male back to female.


  • Body orange-yellow, sometimes red-orange.
  • Yellow filaments on the tips of dorsal fins, from posterior- to mid-dorsal fin.

Common Name: Yellow hawkfish

Family Common Name: Hawkfishes

Scientific Name: Cirrhitichthys aureus___(Temminck & Schlegel, 1842)

Maximum Length: 14 cm (Total Length)