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Updated 8/15/2014

Family Pomacanthidae


Apolemichthys arcuatus    Endemic

Pyramid Rock, Oahu, 80 feet


Fish Hole, Midway Atoll, 35 feet


Uncommon on deep ledges exposed to current where it feeds upon sponge deeper than 70 feet around the Main Hawaiian Islands but fairly common in as little as 25 feet in the cooler Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.   Attains 7 inches.  Endemic to Hawai'i.  Formerly known as Desmoholacanthus arcuatus & Holacanthus arcuatus.