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Updated 8/19/2020

Family Pomacentridae


Chromis pacifica

Sharkfin, Lana'i, 50 feet


Nuptial, Okoe Bay, Hawaii, 40 feet

Nuptial, 100ft Hole, Oahu, 85 feet


Juvenile, Sea Tiger, Oahu, 90 feet



Sea Tiger Wreck, Oahu, 85 feet


Nuptial, Ho'okena, Hawaii, 60 feet

Eggs, Sea Tiger Wreck, Oahu, 70 feet


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Juvenile, Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 50 feet


Kahe Pinnacle, Oahu, 80 feet

Kahe Pinnacle, Oahu, 80 feet

Honokohau, Hawaii, 50 feet

Ho'okena, Hawaii, 50 feet

Ho'okena, Hawaii, 50 feet


Common in aggregations among rocky outcrops or reef slopes with Finger Coral at scuba depths where it feeds upon zooplankton.  Golden brown with iridescent pink or blue sheen, blue fin margins, transparent tail, and black spot at base of pectoral fin.  Attains 4 inches.   Indonesia to Ogasawara, Hawai'i, and Pitcairn.  The Indian Ocean population is Chromis agilis.