Fish ID: Splendid Hawkfish

Hawkfish splendid hawkfish cirrhitichthys splendens lhi
Family Hawkfish (CIRRHITIDAE)
species Cirrhitichthys splendens
size To 22cm
locality On seaward reefs
behaviour Solitary
range NSW and Lord Howe Island

Underlying white body and head overlaid with rust-brown spots and blotches, elongated on the top of the head.