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Updated 6/30/2014

Family Chaetodontidae


Chaetodon lineolatus

Kaiwi Point, Hawaii, 30 feet


Kahuwai Bay, Hawaii, 8 feet

Honokohau, Hawaii, 40 feet


Ahihi Bay, Maui, 5 feet

Kahalu'u, Hawaii, 5 feet

Honokohau, Hawaii, 25 feet

 LINED BUTTERFLYFISH     kīkākapu    Nise-furai-chochouo

Pairs are uncommon on reefs to at least 500 feet, most likely to be seen off Maui and the island of Hawai'i.  Feeds upon coral polyps, anemones, and algae.  Initially curious of divers.  Largest member of the family at 12 inches.  Red Sea to Japan, Hawai'i, and the Marquesas.  Similar to Chaetodon oxycephalus.