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Peacock hind

(Cephalopholis argus)

Dark brown body with numerous small pearl dots. On the back of the body - 5-6 pale stripes. A large lightened area on the chest, along the perimeter may be red-brown. The triangular membranes between the rays of the dorsal fin are golden-orange. The largest recorded length is 60 cm. It prefers depths up to 10 m; it does not occur deeper than 40 m. It feeds on fish, but can also eat crustaceans.


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