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Family Monacanthidae

HAWAII

Aluterus monoceros

Ewa Fish Cages, Oahu, 60 feet

UNICORN FILEFISH     loulu

A large open-water species rarely seen at deeper scuba depths where it presumably feeds upon zooplankton.  Gray with irregular blotches, a small tail, and tall dorsal spine above the eyes.  Attains 30 inches.  Recorded from scattered locations in warm seas worldwide.