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Family Apogonidae

HAWAII

Pristiapogon taeniopterus

Puako, Hawaii, 25 feet

 

Kure Atoll, 15 feet

Moku O Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 3 feet

 

Kapoho, Hawaii, 3 feet

Kapoho, Hawaii, 3 feet

 BANDFIN CARDINALFISH    'UPAPALU

Uncommon on rocky reefs taking shelter in dark holes by day, emerging at night to feed upon zooplankton.  Displays an iridescent silver cast at night.  More robust than the Iridescent Cardinalfish with well-defined stripes on fins and dark blotches on the side.  Attains 6 inches.  Spotty records from the Indo-Pacific and Hawaii excluding the Indo-Malay region.  Formerly known as Apogon menesemus and Apogon taeniopterus.