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Updated 9/7/2013

Family Chaetodontidae

HAWAII

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.