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Updated 9/21/2014

Family Chaetodontidae


Hemitaurichthys thompsoni

Sand Island Pipe, Oahu, 100 feet


Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

Molokini Back Wall, 30 feet


Pai'olu'olu Point, Oahu, 30 feet

Ho'okena, Hawaii, 40 feet


Uncommon in small numbers among other zooplanktovores along deep reefs and walls exposed to strong current to 1000 feet.  Feeds upon zooplankton.  Attains 8 inches.  Spotty distribution includes Hawai'i, the Line Is., Bonin Islands, Samoa, Marianas, and Tuamotus.