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Updated 9/13/2013

Family Apogonidae


Pristiapogon kallopterus

Juvenile, Kailua Pier, Hawaii, 30 feet


Night color, Makaha, Oahu, 30 feet

Kea'au, Oahu, 50 feet


Indo-Pacific form, Poloa, Am. Samoa, 25 feet

Mokuleia, Oahu, 100 feet


Ke Iki Beach, Oahu, 20 feet


Subadult, Firehouse, Oahu, 20 feet

Kaiaka Wall, Oahu, 75 feet


Common on sandy reefs taking shelter in dark holes by day, emerging at night to feed upon zooplankton.  Displays an iridescent silver cast at night.  Faint stripes on fins may be present but never black as found on the larger Bandfin Cardinalfish.  Attains 6 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.  Formerly known as Apogon kallopterus.