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Updated 3/26/2013

Family Chaetodontidae

HAWAII

Heniochus diphreutes

Koko Head Wall, Oahu, 40 feet

 

Juvenile, Makua, Oahu, 30 feet

Rapture Reef, French Frigate Shoals, 75 feet

 

Lanai Lookout, Oahu, 40 feet

Koko Head Wall, Oahu, 40 feet

 

Molokini Back Wall, 30 feet

Angel Ledge, Midway Atoll, 85 feet

 

Waimea Bay, Oahu, 15 feet

Waimea Bay, Oahu, 15 feet

Juvenile, Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 5 feet

 PENNANT BUTTERFLYFISH    Mure-hatatatedai

A subtropical species locally common in aggregations near ledges, drop-offs & wrecks exposed to strong current from 50 to 700 feet.  Feeds upon zooplankton high above the reef.  Visible scales and feeding behavior easily distinguish it from the Moorish Idol.  Attains 7 inches.  Spotty distribution from the Red and South Africa to Japan, Hawai‘i, Australia, and New Zealand.  The benthic Heniochus acuminatus does not occur in Hawai‘i.