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Updated 3/21/2015

Family Chaetodontidae


Chaetodon unimaculatus

Juvenile, Moku Manu, Oahu, 50 feet


Ahihi Bay, Maui, 25 feet

Manana Island, Oahu, 25 feet


Night, Hau'ula, Oahu, 25 feet

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet


Sharks Cove, Oahu, 25 feet

Kailua Bay, Hawaii, 20 feet


Juvenile, Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 50 feet

Juvenile, Sharks Cove, Oahu, 30 feet

TEARDROP BUTTERFLYFISH    lauhau    Itten-chocho-uo

Pairs are uncommon on reefs to 200 feet.  Feeds upon coral polyps, small invertebrates, and filamentous algae.  Attains 8 inches.  Hawai'i and the Indo-Pacific, fish in the Indian Ocean are mostly yellow.