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Updated 12/30/2013

Family Girellidae

MIDWAY & JAPAN

Girella leonina

Keoki's Ledge, Midway Atoll, 25 feet

 

Japanese Nibbler, Keoki's Ledge, Midway, 25 feet, 90mm


Juvenile, Yawatano, Japan, 6 feet

BLACKEDGE NIBBLER    Kuro-mejina

Planktivorous fish found in small groups high in the water column.  Quite skittish.  Black edge on the operculum.  Attains 20 inches.  Uncommon around Japan, Taiwan & China.  Extremely rare and first reported from Midway Atoll by Randall & Stender in 2002.