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Family Chaetodontidae


Chaetodon lunula

Juvenile, Waimanalo, Oahu


Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet


Juvenile, Waikiki Aquarium


Kapoho, Hawaii, 5 feet


Honokohau, Hawaii, 40 feet

Kapoho tidepool, Hawaii

 RACCOON BUTTERFLYFISH    kīkākapu    Chohan

Common nocturnal species alone or in aggregations on reefs to 100 feet.  Feeds upon benthic invertebrates and algae.  Attains 8 inches.  South Africa to Japan, Hawai‘i, and the Austral Islands.