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Family Chaetodontidae

HAWAII

Chaetodon auriga

Kahalu'u, Hawaii, 4 feet

Juvenile, Utulei, Samoa, 10 feet

 

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 8 feet

 

Honokohau, Hawaii, 40 feet

 

Puako, Hawaii, 10 feet

Night, Mahi wreck, Oahu, 80 feet

THREADFIN BUTTERFLYFISH    kīkākapu    Toge-chochouo

Pairs are common on reefs to 100 feet.  Feeds upon small invertebrates, coral polyps, and algae.  Attains 9 inches.  Widespread from the Red Sea to South Africa, Japan, Hawaii, and the Marquesas.  Similar to Chaetodon vagabundus.