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Updated 6/21/2014

Family Monacanthidae

HAWAII

Cantherhines dumerilii

Male, Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 30 feet

 

Female, Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, 5 feet

Male, Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 45 feet

 

 

Female, Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 20 feet

 

 

Feeding, Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 45 feet

 

Bite marks, Kewalo Pipe

 

Coral in mouth, Molokini



Male, Honokohau, Hawaii, 25 feet

BARRED FILEFISH     'ō'ili

Mated pairs are fairly common on coral reefs at scuba depths.  Feeds primarily upon Cauliflower Coral, biting off small chunks leaving a white scar.  Grayish-brown with faint vertical bars, orange around the eye and a white mouth.  Females have a brown tail, males orange.  Attains 15 inches.  Hawai'i, the Indo-Pacific, and Tropical Eastern Pacific.