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Updated 1/21/2013

Family Mullidae

HAWAII

Mulloidichthys pfluegeri

Kahe Point, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Fish Hole, Midway Atoll, 45 feet

Fish Hole, Midway Atoll, 45 feet

 

Corsair, Oahu, 105 feet

PFLUEGER'S or ORANGE GOATFISH      weke 'ula

A large skittish species uncommon in small groups along reef margins at deeper scuba depths.  Pale gray to salmon orange with white bars, orange fins, and small eyes with a red iris and gold ring around the pupil.  Also known locally as weke nono and moelua.  Attains 22 inches and 8 pounds.  Spotty distribution in the Indo-West Pacific including Hawai'i, Okinawa, and Reunion.