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Updated 9/13/2013

Family Chaetodontidae

HAWAII

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Juvenile, Kahe Point, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

Kewalo, Oahu, 15 feet

 

Palea Point, Oahu, 30 feet

100 ft. Hole, Waikiki, Oahu, 75 feet

 

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

Juvenile, Makua, Oahu, 10 feet

 

Sea Tiger Wreck, Oahu, 75 feet

Nihoa, NWHI, 40 feet

 

Angel Ledge, Midway Atoll, 80 feet

YO-257 wreck, Waikiki, Oahu, 50 feet

 

Juvenile, Waimea Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Eating fish eggs, Makapu'u, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Night, Mahi wreck, Oahu, 80 feet

Makapu'u, Oahu, 25 feet



Kaiaka Wall, Oahu, 75 feet

MILLETSEED BUTTERFLYFISH    lauwiliwili

An aggregating species common from Maui to Nihoa on reefs, rocky outcrops, walls, and wrecks exposed to current to at least 800 feet deep.  Feeds upon zooplankton, benthic invertebrates, detritus, and fish eggs.  Attains 6 inches.  Endemic to Hawai‘i.  Closely related to Chaetodon guentheri of the Western Pacific.