Looks like you are using an old version of Internet Explorer - Please update your browser
The longnose hawkfish often makes its home among flame corals, which have stinging cells called nematocysts.
The longnose hawkfish often makes its home among flame corals, which have stinging cells called nematocysts. Why doesn’t the hawkfish get stung? The hawkfish has been designed with “skinless” pectoral fins, which allow it to come in contact with the stinging cells without getting stung.
CLASS: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
ORDER: Perciformes (perch-like fishes)
FAMILY: Cirrhitidae (hawkfishes)
GENUS/SPECIES: Oxycirrhites typus
Size: Up to 5 in (13 cm)
Depth: 30–300 ft (10–100 m)
Diet: Bottom-dwelling invertebrates and zooplankton
Habitat: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and South Africa to the Hawaiian Islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia; Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to northern Colombia and the Galapagos Islands