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Updated 9/7/2013

Family Chaetodontidae


Chaetodon kleinii

Juvenile, Mokapu Pinnacle, Oahu, 120 feet


Kaiwi Point, Hawaii, 50 feet

Juvenile, 100ft Hole, Oahu, 80 feet


Juvenile, 100ft Hole, Oahu, 80 feet

Sea Tiger Wreck, Oahu, 95 feet


Night, Mahi wreck, Oahu, 80 feet


YO-257 wreck, Waikiki, Oahu, 50 feet

100 foot Hole, Waikiki, Oahu, 80 feet

 BLACKLIP or SUNBURST BUTTERFLYFISH    kīkākapu   Mizore-chochouo

Common solitary species on deep reefs & ledges exposed to current from 40 to 200 feet.  Feeds upon zooplankton, soft coral polyps, and algae.  Attains 6 inches.  Red Sea to Japan, Samoa, Hawai‘i, and the Galapagos.