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Family Blenniidae

HAWAII 

Cirripectes obscurus   

Female, Portlock, Oahu, 5 feet

Male, Lanai Lookout, Oahu

GARGANTUAN BLENNY

Inhabits dark holes in the surf zone thus rarely seen.  A large purplish-brown species with white speckles and obscure vertical bars.  Nuptial males exhibit a bright orange head.  Attains 8 inches.  Endemic to Hawaii.