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Updated 12/5/2013

Family Ostraciidae

HAWAII

Ostracion meleagris

Female, Sharks Cove, Oahu, 40 feet

 

Female, Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 50 feet

Juvenile, Kailua Bay, Hawaii, 5 feet

Juvenile, Cargo Pier, Midway Atoll, 6 feet

 

Male, Blowhole, Oahu, 20 feet

 

Indo-Pacific color, Male, Keauhou, Hawaii, 50 feet

 

Male, Kailua Bay, Hawaii, 8 feet

Male, Sharkfin, Lanai, 50 feet



Transitional phase, Ho'okena, Hawaii

  SPOTTED BOXFISH        moa

Fairly common on reefs at any depth.   Females dark brown with small white dots overall, males dark blue with brown above and large white dots and an orange margin.  Hawaiian and Mexican males usually lack orange dots on the side.  Attains 6 inches.  Hawai�i, the Indo-Pacific, and Tropical Eastern Pacific.