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Updated 9/11/2015

Family Monacanthidae

HAWAII

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Channel, Midway, 35 feet

 

Courting, Makapu'u, Oahu, 25 feet

Pale morph, Kaka'ako, Oahu, 30 feet

 

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 25 feet

YO-257 Wreck, Waikiki, Oahu, 65 feet

 



Makapu'u Pinnacle, O'ahu, 20 feet


Makapu'u, O'ahu, 15 feet
 

FANTAIL FILEFISH     'ō'ili 'uwi 'uwi

Rare on reefs at any depth where it feeds upon algae and small invertebrates.  This species experiences boom-or-bust population cycles, the last major influx occurring in the late 1980's.  Gold to cream with irregular black spots and lines and orange tail with a black and yellow margin.  Attains 7 inches.  Endemic to Hawai'i.