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Family Pomacanthidae

HAWAII

Pomacanthus imperator

Makapu'u, Oahu, 20 feet

 

Faga'alu, American Samoa, 20 feet

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 25 feet

Sliding Rock tidepool, American Samoa

EMPEROR ANGELFISH     Tatejima-kinchakudai

Uncommon on coral reefs and ledges of the Indo-Pacific.  Waifs are extremely rare in Hawaii since a breeding population has not been established.  Quite skittish.  Feeds upon sponge.  Attains 16 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.