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Family Chaetodontidae

HAWAII

Chaetodon tinkeri

SW Lanai, 130 feet

 

Juvenile, SW Lanai, 130 feet

SE Oahu, 60 feet

 

 

Kona, Hawaii, 90 feet

Mokapu Pinnacle, Oahu, 140 feet

 

Kona, Hawaii, 90 feet

SE Oahu, 60 feet

TINKER'S BUTTERFLYFISH

Pairs are rare at recreational scuba depths but locally common deeper than 200 feet along rocky outcrops and current-swept ledges with Black Coral.  Feeds upon benthic invertebrates and zooplankton.  A curious species which will approach divers.  Attains 7 inches.  Hawai‘i and the Marshall Islands.