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Updated 10/7/2012

Family Monacanthidae

HAWAII

Cantherhines verecundus   

Chromis, Midway Atoll, 60 feet

 

Night, Blowhole, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Blowhole, Oahu, 25 feet

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 40 feet

 

Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 60 feet

Night, YO-257, Waikiki, Oahu, 90 feet

 

Sea Tiger, Oahu, 90 feet

SHY FILEFISH     ‘ō‘ili

A shy species uncommon among rubble or ledges exposed to current at deeper scuba depths where it feeds upon encrusting invertebrates.  Gray-brown, eyes with orange iris, capable of displaying blotches or stripes at will.  Attains 6 inches.  Endemic to Hawai‘i.  Related to Cantherhines fronticinctus of the Indo-Pacific.