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Updated 8/11/2013

Family Pomacentridae

HAWAII

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
   

   OVAL CHROMIS

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.