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Updated 9/21/2014

Family Mullidae

HAWAII

Mulloidichthys vanicolensis

Juveniles, Kahe Point, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Fish Hole, Midway, 30 feet

Dark phase, Cargo pier, Midway, 20 feet

 

Fish Hole, Midway, 30 feet

Fish Hole, Midway, 30 feet

 

East Lagoon, Midway, 6 feet

Kaka'ako, Oahu, 45 feet

 

Kahe Point, Oahu, 25 feet

Kahe Point, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Night, Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 4 feet



Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 3 feet

 

Honokohau, Hawaii, 30 feet

 

 

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Juvenile, Ho'okena, Hawaii, 30 feet

Cargo Pier, Midway Atoll, 20 feet

Sea Tiger, Oahu, 90 feet

 



Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 4 feet


Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 4 feet


Honokohau, Hawaii, 25 feet


Ho'okena, Hawaii, 50 feet
 

YELLOWFIN GOATFISH       weke 'ula       Aka-himeji

An aggregating species locally common on sandy reefs at any depth, where it rests by day and forages alone over sand at night.  Body pale pink to rose with an unmarked yellow stripe, yellow fins, and large eyes with a red iris.  Night coloration is mottled pink and gray or rose.  A commercially important species that has been displaced by the invasive Bluestripe Snapper.  Also known locally as red weke.  Attains 15 inches.  Hawai'i and the Indo-Pacific.  Very similar to Mulloidichthys dentatus of the Tropical Eastern Pacific and Mulloidichthys martinicus of the Tropical Western Atlantic.  Formerly known as Mulloidichthys auriflamma.