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Updated 12/31/2017

Family Chaetodontidae

HAWAII

Chaetodon lunulatus

Juvenile, Faga'alu, American Samoa, 6 feet

 

Wakatobi, Indonesia, 25 feet

Mahukona, Hawaii, 20 feet

 

Mahukona, Hawaii, 35 feet



Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, 6 feet

 



Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 20 feet


Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 20 feet



Honokohau, Hawaii, 25 feet


Pardise Taveuni, Fiji, 15 feet 

OVAL BUTTERFLYFISH    kapuhili

Pairs are locally common on sheltered coral-rich reefs to 60 feet.  Feeds upon coral tissue.  Attains 6 inches.  Japan to Australia, Hawai'i, and the Tuamotus.  Recently separated from Chaetodon trifasciatus, an Indian Ocean species.