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Updated 9/21/2014

Family Pomacentridae

HAWAII

Chromis leucura

Kaumalapau Harbor, Lanai, 120 feet

 

Ho'okena, Hawaii, 70 feet

Ho'okena, Hawaii, 70 feet

 

Juvenile, Ho'okena, Hawaii, 70 feet

Juvenile, Ho'okena, Hawaii, 70 feet

 



Ho'okena, Hawaii, 60 feet

WHITETAIL CHROMIS

A shy species found in small groups among rubble and ledges deeper than 60 feet where it feeds upon zooplankton.  Dark brown with blue fin margins, white caudal peduncle, transparent tail, black and yellow spot at pectoral fin base, and yellow pelvic fins, juveniles are blue-gray.  Attains 2.5 inches.  Spotty distribution includes Hawai';i, the Marquesas, New Caledonia, Okinawa, Sumatra, Mauritius, and Reunion.