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Family Kyphosidae

HAWAII

Kyphosus vaigiensis

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 3 feet

 

Midway Harbor, 6 feet

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 3 feet

 

 

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 15 feet

 

Cargo Pier, Midway Atoll, 20 feet

LOWFIN CHUB     nenue     Isuzumi

A skittish species fairly common on reefs exposed to surge.  Vertical line drawn from edge of anal fin runs through caudal fin.  Elliptical body silver with prominent orange-brown lines on the body, upper edge of the gill opening, pectoral fin base, and around the eye, a black spot below the pectoral fin base, and 14 soft dorsal rays.  Attains 27 inches.  Hawai‘i and the Indo-Pacific.