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Updated 9/21/2014

Family Chaetodontidae

HAWAII

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

THOMPSON'S BUTTERFLYFISH

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.