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Family Apogonidae

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Apogonichthys perdix

Waikiki Cardinalfish, Hau'ula, Oahu, 4 feet, Nikonos 1:2

Waikiki, Oahu, 10 feet

Punalu'u, Oahu, 3 feet

WAIKIKI CARDINALFISH

Shy fish found under rocks and seaweed on shallow barren reefs; common but rarely seen.  Olive green to brown with red-orange fin margins.  Caudal fin is rounded; attains 2.5 inches.  Formerly known as Apogon waikiki.  Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, and Hawaii.