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A small family of omnivores resembling butterflyfishes
but more closely related to chubs. Most
species are limited to subtropical waters
of Australia & New
Zealand. One species is rarely seen in Hawai'i.
or in small aggregations under ledges on shallow murky reefs.
Relatively common in Japanese bays and harbors. A nocturnal
omnivore. Attains 6 inches. Restricted to subtropical
waters of Hawai'i, Japan,
China, Australia, and New Caledonia.