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Updated 8/11/2013

Family Pomacentridae


Chromis ovalis   

Peek-a-boo, Midway, 40 feet


Turtle Craters, Oahu, 25 feet

Juvenile, Firehouse, Oahu, 25 feet


Juvenile, Makaha, Oahu, 35 feet

Nuptial colors, Macaw Wreck, Midway, 20 feet


Subadult, Waimea Bay, Oahu, 30 feet

Subadult, Firehouse, Oahu, 25 feet


Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 50 feet

Nuptial, Baby Barge, Oahu, 75 feet


Chromis, Midway Atoll, 70 feet


Juvenile, Makua, Oahu, 10 feet


YO-257 Wreck, Waikiki, Oahu, 50 feet

Mokuleia, Oahu, 100 feet


Sea Cave, Oahu, 60 feet


Night, Mahi Wreck, Oahu, 80 feet


Juvenile, Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 20 feet


Common in aggregations along ledges exposed to current at scuba depths where the feed upon zooplankton.  Gray with brassy or bluish iridescence and a protruding snout.  Nuptial males display bright iridescent blue bars and fins.  Juveniles abundant in summer have bright yellow and blue dorsal stripes gradually fading with age.  Attains 9 inches.  Endemic to Hawai'i.