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Updated 12/31/2017

Family Chaetodontidae

HAWAII

Chaetodon citrinellus



Sand Island, Oahu, 10 feet

Utulei, American Samoa, 15 feet

 

Juvenile, Kahuwai Bay, Hawaii, 7 feet




Left, & C. miliaris (R), Kahala, Oahu, 4 feet


Paradise Taveuni, Fiji, 15 feet
   

CITRON or LEMON BUTTERFLYFISH    Goma-chochouo

Common alone or in small groups on Indo-Pacific reefs to 100 feet, but extremely rare in Hawai'i.  Blue dots in diagonal rows, and distinctive black & white border on anal fin.  A skittish species that feeds upon benthic invertebrates, coral polyps, and filamentous algae.  Attains 5 inches.  East Africa to Japan, Hawai'i, and the Marquesas.