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Hemitaurichthys polylepis

Koko Head Wall, Oahu, 50 feet

 

Night colors, Sharkfin, Lana'i, 60 feet

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Chromis, Midway Atoll, 40 feet

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Schooling Pyramid & Thompson's Butterflyfishes, Koko Head Wall, 30 feet

Baboon's nose, Oahu, 25 feet

YO-257 wreck, Waikiki, Oahu, 50 feet

 

100 ft. Hole, Waikiki, Oahu, 75 feet

Molokini Back Wall, 30 feet

 

Sea Cave, Oahu, 50 feet

 

Wakatobi, Indonesia, 30 feet

Reef's End, Molokini, 50 feet

PYRAMID BUTTERFLYFISH    Kasumi-chochouo

Forms aggregations high above reefs, ledges, walls, and wrecks exposed to current to 150 feet.  Feeds upon zooplankton.  Head color variable.  Attains 7 inches.  Indonesia to Japan, Hawai‘i, and Pitcairn Island.  Replaced in the Indian Ocean by Hemitaurichthys zoster.