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Updated 6/30/2014

Family Mullidae

HAWAII

Parupeneus insularis

Juvenile, Okoe Bay, Hawaii, 35 feet

 

Subadult, Okoe Bay, Hawaii, 35 feet

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Adult Doublebar Goatfish, Hanauma Bay, 30 feet

Honaunau, Hawaii, 15 feet

 

Honokohau, Hawaii, 30 feet

Juvenile, Sharks Cove, Oahu, 40 feet

 



Juvenile, Firehouse, Oahu, 20 feet


Honokohau, Hawaii, 25 feet


Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 8 feet

   DOUBLEBAR GOATFISH     munu

Uncommon along rocky areas exposed to surge.  Best identified by the broad white band ahead of the tail, reddish-purple tail, and thick lips.  Juveniles are grayish while adults are cherry red to blue-violet.  Known locally as the Joe Lewis kumu because of its thick lips.  Attains 16 inches and 4 pounds.  Hawai'i, Micronesia, and Polynesia.  Formerly known as Parupeneus bifasciatus.  Related to Parupeneus crassilabris and Parupeneus trifasciatus