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Family Blenniidae

HAWAII 

Plagiotremus ewaensis   

Waimanalo, Oahu, 20 feet

Palea Point, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Firehouse, Oahu, 25 feet

Ke'ei, Hawaii, 30 feet

 

NWHI coloration, Angel Ledge, Midway Atoll, 70 feet

 

NWHI coloration, Fish Hole, Midway Atoll, 40 feet

Waimea Bay, Oahu, 40 feet

 

 

Lanai Lookout, Oahu, 45 feet

   EWA FANGBLENNY

Fairly common on reefs at scuba depths where it lives in vermetid snail tubes.  Swims like a cleaner wrasse, with a bouncing action to attract unwary fish which are then bitten, the sharp incisors taking a chunk of flesh.  Fish from the Midway end of the chain have more brown than those to the east.  Attains 4 inches.  Endemic to Hawaii.  Closely related to Plagiotremus rhinorhynchos of the Indo-Pacific.